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Vanier tops QMS junior girls’ hoop tournament

Swarming Vanier defence leaves Oak Bay’s Kinna Turner nowhere to pass the ball during the final of the Queen Margaret’s School Winter Shootout for junior girls’ basketball teams. Standing on guard for Vanier are Jade Heavener and Emma Rigsby. - Don Bodger
Swarming Vanier defence leaves Oak Bay’s Kinna Turner nowhere to pass the ball during the final of the Queen Margaret’s School Winter Shootout for junior girls’ basketball teams. Standing on guard for Vanier are Jade Heavener and Emma Rigsby.
— image credit: Don Bodger

Valley schools made a good run but couldn’t secure one of the final berths in the Queen Margaret’s School Winter Shootout for junior girls’ basketball teams.

Vanier of Courtenay topped the charts by beating Oak Bay in the final.

Brentwood grabbed third spot, with host QMS fourth and Shawnigan Lake School fifth. St. Andrew’s School of Victoria brought up the rear in sixth.

The tournament was a bit of a wake-up call for the QMS girls according to coach Ronnie Doman.

With the holiday break, QMS had played only three games in two months prior to the tournament.

But the girls learned a lot, according to Doman, and should be ready for the rest of the season with more games under their belt.

Tajzha Doman was the top scorer in each game for QMS. She was also the leading rebounder in each game followed by Chelsea Dunaway.

Anesu Nyatanga and Josephine Yuen both played solid defence in all the QMS tournament games.

Tajzha Doman joined forces with Kinna Turner of Oak Bay to win the two-ball contest. Players were required to pair up with someone from a different school.

The contest featured players shooting from various spots on the floor, with a range of point values depending on the distance.

Noelle Skillings of Oak Bay won the free throw shooting competition.

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