Junior teams crush competition

Rimbey’s junior B basketball teams claimed substantial victories during their games against Lacombe’s Terrace Ridge Hawks on Feb. 4

Matthew Kohle leaps for a basket during a Feb. 4 home game against Lacombe’s Terrace Ridge.

Matthew Kohle leaps for a basket during a Feb. 4 home game against Lacombe’s Terrace Ridge.

Rimbey’s junior B basketball teams claimed substantial victories during their games against Lacombe’s Terrace Ridge Hawks on Feb. 4

The girls won 24-3 and the boys 61-14.

Rachel Hudson, coach of both teams, says scores like this aren’t typical for either team. There have been some close games and large loses on their part.

Because of the large leads Rimbey took, Hudson said sportsmanship became an essential part of the games. “In our game sportsmanship is really important. We like to enter the court with dignity, and leave with dignity.”

Hudson says her teams are usually required to pass at least four times before making a basket, including during breakaways. This helps large leads from forming.

However, both the boys and girls came together and performed well as team units. Hudson said the boys, who aren’t consistently good shots, were making every basket.

“I think they played good. They’re very tough,” said Hudson, referring to the girls. “They have good defense, and passing.”

The boys also pass well. Hudson says everyone was included in the plays rather than the one in control of the ball passing to a friend every time.

“I think it’s just experience. I think it’s the way the way the kids came together as a team,” said Hudson to explain the teams’ wins.

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