Lady Titans 2nd at SRT tourney
The Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School Titans senior girls’ basketball team finished second at their own tournament last weekend.
The Lady Titans demonstrated a balanced attack and good defensive hustle in defeating cross town rivals Garibaldi secondary 47-11 to open the tournament. Senior guard Audrey Mpuanga returned from a four-week layoff to score 13 points for the victors. Seniors Melissa Lambert and Patrice Vandenberg scored eight points each for the Titans. Natasha Akbarizadeh earned player of the game honours for Garibaldi.
Shauna Pearce scored 11 points in the Titans to victory over the RE Mountain Eagles of Langley. Vandenberg was named the player of the game for the Titans, scoring 17 points but playing excellent defense. Tanitia Eggert chipped in with 10 points, and she and Pearce were named the defensive players of the game.
In the final against Mission, the Lady Titans played outstanding defense but had trouble finding the basket at the other end of the court, shooting 2-for-20. Down 25-7 at the half, the Titans rallied with their best quarter of the season to cut Mission’s lead to nine points. However, the Titans ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, finally succumbing to Mission. The Titans were led by Mpuanga and Vandenberg and saw excellent defensive performances by Kim Verstraeten and Franny Abdullah. Eggert was named the player of the game, as she played multiple positions due to injury and foul trouble by some of her teammates.