Comox basketball team mounts comeback to beat Courtenay rival

The senior girls basketball teams from Isfeld and Highland engaged in a close game Dec. 16 at Isfeld Secondary. Scott Stanfield photosThe senior girls basketball teams from Isfeld and Highland engaged in a close game Dec. 16 at Isfeld Secondary. Scott Stanfield photos
Isfeld was up 26-24 after two quarters.Isfeld was up 26-24 after two quarters.
The Raiders from Highland came back to win 64-59.The Raiders from Highland came back to win 64-59.
Most of the Highland players are in Grade 11.Most of the Highland players are in Grade 11.

The senior girls basketball teams from Isfeld and Highland engaged in an exciting battle Thursday, Dec. 16 at Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay.

The teams exchanged buckets in a seesaw first half, which ended 26-24 in favour of Isfeld.

The home side was up by seven points at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Raiders from Comox came back and won the game 64-59.

“(It was) A team effort for sure,” Highland coach James Warren said. “Everyone contributed, including the bench.”

Emma Warren, Cass Campbell, Kenzie Stevens and Carly Tutt were the high scorers of the game.

Warren is the only Grade 12 on the Raiders team, which includes 13 Grade 11 players.

Highland lost 52-43 to Kwalikum Secondary School in its home opener Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The girls from Highland next game is Jan. 7 at home against Stz’uminus Community School from Ladysmith.

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