Ladysmith’s top scorer

LSS boys go into break on high note

Ladysmith hosted Woodlands Secondary School Dec. 18 and beat the visitors from Nanaimo 70-64

Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)’s senior boys’ basketball team is heading into the holiday break on a winning note.

Ladysmith hosted Woodlands Secondary School Dec. 18 and beat the visitors from Nanaimo 70-64 in the team’s final game before Christmas.

Ladysmith held a close 12-10 lead after the first quarter, and the game was tied 28-28 at halftime. The home team pulled away in the third quarter, going up 53-44, and held on for a 70-64 win.

Nick Hayton led the 49ers in scoring with 18 points, followed by Kurt Olson with 15 points and Adam Taylor with 12 points.

Coach Randy Steel says he expected this game to be a close one.

“[We] seemed to take the game over in the second half, and their big guy kind of got into foul trouble in the second half,” he said. “I thought they played well. They’ll be happy with a win before Christmas.”

Steel was pleased to see pretty balanced scoring from his team, as every player on the court had at least two points, and three were in the double digits.

Steel has about five players from the closed Cedar Secondary on the team this year, and he says that without them, LSS probably wouldn’t have a team this year.

The 49ers are now 1-1 in league play. Their next game is Jan. 6 at home against Barsby.

Ladysmith’s senior girls’ team played a home game in the final week before Christmas holidays as well, losing 24-77 to Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School Dec. 16.

Marika Grubac scored most of Ladysmith’s points, with 15 and at least one point in each quarter. Kelsey Hutt and Amber Swithin each had four points, and Sam Kleininger had one point.

Coach Daryl Rodgers says it’s been a tough year, as they have a lot of young players, and it’s tough getting people out to games.

“We’re improving,” he said. “Our first three games of the season were against the top three teams in the league, but after Christmas, it should get better.”

The girls return to play Jan. 13 in Comox.

Just Posted

Chemainus Theatre’s Outside Mullingar an Irish romantic comedy for the ages

A love story with all the charm and romance of Ireland wrapped… Continue reading

Woman speaks out after alleged sexual assault at Duncan Walmart

Allegations launched against man with ties to Ladysmith community

BC local elections: CVRD Area G voters ask questions about water, community centre

Saltair voters gathered under the roof of the community centre, a building… Continue reading

Ladysmith Public Art strategy holding back alleys and forgotten corners walk

Thanks to those who attended our Public Arts 101 Talk at the… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Most Read