Grade 8 boys supreme

The Shuswap Grade 8 Boys’ Basketball Team remains undefeated in the North Okanagan League after competing in three league games last week

The Shuswap Grade 8 Boys’ Basketball Team remains undefeated in the North Okanagan League after competing in three league games last week.

On Tuesday, Shuswap defeated Kalamalka, from Vernon 44 to 24.

Jackson Mayes led all scorers with 10 points, while Alton Neid hauled in 10 rebounds.

On Wednesday night, Shuswap returned to Vernon and played their best game of the year against an athletic and physical Seaton Secondary, downing the Sonics 56 to 24.

Evan Smith led all scorers with 13 points, Mayes added 12 points and Neid chipped in eight to go along with his team-leading 13 rebounds.

On Thursday night, Shuswap hosted Vernon Secondary and defeated the Panthers 38 to 27.

Smith and Mayes led the team in scoring with 11 points apiece, while Neid led Shuswap once again in rebounding with 10 boards.

Shuswap has the next two weeks off and won’t play until Feb. 13 / 14, when they host their eight-team Barry Dearing Invitational.

Shuswap will play two games on Friday the 13th, with their first game against KLO (Kelowna) at one o’clock Friday afternoon, and their second game against Fulton (Vernon) at 7 p.m.

Friday night’s game will be Shuswap’s last league game before heading into the play-offs.

On Saturday the 14th, Shuswap will play Dr. Knox Middle School at 3 p.m. and OKM at 7:30 p.m. (both teams are from Kelowna).

Shuswap heads into their home tournament with 15 wins and six losses on the season. All six losses came before Christmas at tournaments in Kelowna and Penticton. As of late, Shuswap is playing much better and they are looking forward to competing against their rivals from Kelowna, who they played earlier in the season.

Shuswap will host their first play-off game on Feb. 17 at Shuswap Middle School. Game time is 5 p.m.