The Carihi Junior Girls Tyees had a successful weekend at crosstown rival Timberline’s tournament.

Tyees take Towhees in Timberline tourney final

Last weekend Timberline Secondary School hosted a six-Team Invitational Tournament for Junior Girls Basketball Teams from the Island.

The Carihi Tyees started off the tournament playing the host school Timberline and it was a hard fought game by both teams. Carihi came out on top thanks to great shooting by all players.

They were led by Nyla Haider who had 16 points and Jolyn Barley who had 15.

In the next game, Carihi faced the Duncan Christian Chargers and thanks to great team-defence, came out on top. Tory Stewart was the high scorer with 14 points.

Next, the Tyees faced Vanier who was a very aggressive team with a great press. The Tyees came out very composed and were able to break the press and come up with timely lay-ups to get out to a lead in the first quarter.  Great team defence limited the Vanier charge and Carihi won 30-14.  Timely shooting from Holly Crosby helped push the Tyees to victory.

The Tyees then faced École Au Coeur De L’île from Comox. They again showed great team defence led by Sandrine Daniels and Rowen Flood and won 34-13.

This setup a final game against the Vanier Towhees again. This was a hard fought game by both teams.  Carihi was able to get a lead in the first quarter and pushed the lead to 13 at half.

Carihi went on to win 37-25. Carihi was led by point guard Haley Wingert who controlled the pace of the game and was a great leader on the court. The team appreciated MaKayla Dobson who cheered from the bench all tournament nursing a sprained ankle.