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White's free throws the difference against Cedar

Planned shot by Aleah Grier of Cowichan is interrupted by Julianna Campbell of Shawnigan Lake School Saturday. Shawnigan won 45-38 during a four-team senior girls’ basketball tournament hosted by Shawnigan Lake last Friday and Saturday.  - Andrew Leong
Planned shot by Aleah Grier of Cowichan is interrupted by Julianna Campbell of Shawnigan Lake School Saturday. Shawnigan won 45-38 during a four-team senior girls’ basketball tournament hosted by Shawnigan Lake last Friday and Saturday.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Close games are becoming the norm for the Cowichan Thunderbird girls' basketball team.

Cowichan took on Cedar in its first game of a tournament at Shawnigan Lake School last Friday and won 50-49.

The game was decided on two free throws by Allie White with 14 seconds left.

"It was an exciting game for the fans and a nice game to win,'' noted Cowichan co-coach Jim Nugent.

Player of the game for Cowichan was Sam Jory.

Saturday morning action resulted in a 45-38 loss to Shawnigan Lake School.

Nugent indicated it was a game Cowichan could have won.

"As has been our problem all year, we missed too many layups and had about a two-minute lapse,'' he pointed out.

By comparison, Shawnigan made its shots at key times.

White and Katie Porter were players of the game for Cowichan.

Cowichan's second game of the day wasn't played, as Kwalikum pulled out of the tournament.

The T-Birds are at Vanier Tuesday, as they continue gearing up for the North Island tournament at Port Alberni Feb. 14-15.

Cowichan Thunderbird senior boys are now 3-0 in league play.

The T-Birds won 69-44 over Dover Bay last Tuesday, led by Jerod Dorby's 22 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Larson and Cyrus Gray contributed 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Larson then posted a game-high 16 points and added five assists, as Cowichan defeated Vanier 58-49 Thursday. Dorby hit for 15 points and Braydon Aumen also reached double figures with 10.

There are three more league games remaining, leading up to the North Island tournament at home Feb. 22 and 23.

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