Rookie League players impress

Young hoopsters improving their skills at Thunderball Basketball

YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS are enjoying their weekly Thunderball league outings.


The Thunder book on the Bulls in Thunderball basketball Rookie League action at Lake Trail. Coaches Tracy Tran and Danelle Campbell are getting their Thunder beginners into shape and are very impressed with the improvements shown, especially with Ashlin Speed and Brielle Speed, as well as Noah Aldinger. For the Bulls, coaches Maddie and Amy are very happy about the development of Taylor Jensen (her hustle), Brian Fardon (great defence), Mackey White (dribbling) and Jeremy Knopp (overall team play).

Celtics vs the Hornets: Ezra, Devine and Brennan are coaching up a storm with their little dribblers the Celtics, and love the improvement of Luke Yeo, who is very fast and Hunter Benton who shows a very nice shot. For the Hornets, coaches Lloyd and Stanley love the great defence of Evan and Conner Lloyd, and their leading scorers today were Peter Greaves, Angelique Kennedy and Kenrick Selda.

Boys Grade 6-7 League at Vanier:

Raptors vs. Knicks: Another win for the Raptors this week helped by their tenacious defence as well as great passing and finishing layups.  Ethan Lloyd and David Tien were mainstays for this hard working group. The Knicks were running hard too, and really crashed the boards. Sportsmanship abounded and Sam Helpard with Hayden Fieret made the game very interesting for the fans.

Spurs vs. Lakers: Coach Son Pham was delighted by the play of both teams. Basic fundamentals are vastly improving which helps the level of play. For the Spurs, Eric Jung was the Player of the Game due to his Chris Paul rendition of excellent bounce passes to his teammates for scores.  For the Lakers, Richard Grand-Maison was superb and stole many balls for easy layups. He worked hard at making his teammates better.

Sonics vs. Heat: Coaches Kassandra and Dawson loved how Marko Tancon never gave up the entire game. Teammate Griffin Jamieson was a thorn in the side of the Sonics guards. The Heat won this game but it was very well played, and went down to the last couple of minutes before the Heat pulled away. For the Sonics, big Kyle McLeod was a monster on the boards, and had many baskets while Kyle Piercy and Cedar Lloyd were creating many fast break layups for themselves. Coach Lloyd was particularly impressed with all the members of the Sonics.

Girls Grade 6-7 League at Vanier:

Orange Crush vs. Gold Rush: The Crush won over the Rush due to a great work ethic, good movement and spacing on the floor, and great teamwork. Marilyn Mullen-Fraser was the Player of the Game for the Crush while Alyssa Erikson tormented her opponents on defence for the the Rush.

Green Hornets vs. Blue Demons: Coach Sienna Moir was very happy with her Demons even though they lost by three baskets. Fundamentals still need work, but all the players were working very hard…especially Breanna Patterson. For the Hornets Darian Zowtuck played very well.


– Thunderball Basketball



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