Last month 16 teams from around the province met in Prince George to compete in the senior girls “A” provincial basketball tournament.
The Fernie girls entered this tournament as the number two seed from the Kootenays and ranked number 10 overall in province. After all the games had been played the Fernie Falcons walked away with a well-deserved eighth place.
Fernie’s first game of the tournament was against Credo Christian from the Fraser Valley and the Falcons came out on top 72-58. Leading the charge for Fernie was Emily Scheller with 27 points, Kaylee Kormillo with 23 points, Laura Serafini with 16 and Kaila Fraser rounded up the scoring with six points. Player of the game for Fernie was Emily Scheller.
The next game was against the eventual tournament champion from Kelowna and ended up in a lopsided 110-45 defeat. Kaylee Kormillo was the leading scorer for Fernie with 22 points, followed by Laura Serafini with 13, Emily Scheller and Kaila Fraser both with four points, and Meghan Dykhuizen rounded up the scoring with two points. Player of the game was Kaylee Kormillo.
The third game was against Mulgrave from Vancouver. It was a closer game with a final score of 72-55. Kaylee Kormillo put in a strong performance with 22 points, Emily Scheller with 13, Laura Serafini with nine, Kaila Fraser with five, Megan Dykhuizen with four and Sydney Salvadore with two. Player of the game was Laura Serafini.
The last game of the tournament was against Langley Christian and resulted in a close 56-53 loss. Kaylee Kormillo had 22, followed by Emily Scheller with 14, Laura Serafini with 11, Kaila Fraser with five and Megan Dykhuizen with one. Player of the game was Kaila Fraser.
During the closing ceremonies the Fernie girls were presented with their eighth place plaque and Emily Scheller was called up to accept her place on the second all star team.