Short-benched Ramblers girls win SRT Tournament

They had just six players, but the Maple Ridge Ramblers senior girls basketball squad won the SRT Tournament over the weekend.

They had just six players, but the Maple Ridge Ramblers senior girls basketball squad won the SRT Tournament over the weekend.

“Great teamwork and some outstanding individual efforts were the difference,” said coach Don Herman.

In the opening game Friday against SRT they were “really pushed hard by a tenacious and determined Titan squad,” said Herman. “They made it very hard to get any rhythm, but we were able to pull away in the fourth quarter for a 49-25 victory.”

Burnaby Central had matchup  problems with six-foot-three post Jane Grisley. She dominated the paint with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Kate Head added 23 points in an 80-22 win.

Against Robert Bateman of Abbotsford, Kate Head and Grisley carried the team in the final. Grisley had 27 points and 23 rebounds – which tied a school record shared with Kolbie Orum and Heidi Osberg. Head, who battled a sore back all weekend, scored 23 points.

The final score was 67-48.