Thunderball players honing skills

Third week of practice and play shows big improvement


Week three of Thunderball Basketball – Comox Valley style – was played April 27. The Grade 6-7 girls were at G.P. Vanier:

Kiwis: The girls showed lots of hustle, with many good shots taken. There is still a need to space the floor better, and move their feet on defence. Accolades go to Emily Lefebvre for her hard work. Ellie Edwards hit some nice shots too. Way to go coach Faeryn Curtin.

Nationals: Kaylee Lasota showed excellent leadership today, and led her team with great passing skills which led to many awesome lay-ups. All the girls are starting to get the hang of spreading the floor, and showing triple threat. Coach Michaela Ashlee kept the girls disciplined and on task.

Storm: Coach Jakob Jungwirth encouraged the girls to work hard on defence, and they sure did. Julia Jungwirth was a terror, creating many turnovers, and Cassidy Hersco had many great assists. The team included Jada, Jennifer, Madeline, Hannah Bella and Adicus, who were very supportive of each other. Excellent team spirit.

The Grade 6-7 boys played at Vanier:

Pacers vs. Nets

Gavin Trigg was the big gun for the Pacers. It was a competitive game, and Gavin was part of the highlight by not giving up when all hope was lost. The Pacers lost the ball, the Nets go the other way, but as the Nets attempt the layup, Gavin sprints the full court and blocks the shot. For the Nets Luke Yeo was the standout player, who scored numerous baskets and helped the boys play very well together.

Skywalkers vs. Bulls

This game was extremely close, with the final score being 38-37 for the Skywalkers. Both teams worked hard against each other, which resulted in a fast-paced game. The skill level has improved tremendously, and the rebounding, an important aspect of any game, was done quite well by both teams. William Derksen starred for the Bulls, while Paolo Toribio played well for the Skywalkers.

Thunder vs. Suns

This was a great overall performance for the Suns over the Thunder. The Thunder were short on the bench today, and this didn’t help because the boys played hard but ran out of gas.  Graeme Trask was the primary target for the Suns while the four players for the Thunder who showed up played their hearts out. Great hustle boys.

Sonics vs. Spurs


The Spurs won 50-38 with great floor spacing, excellent passing and many hard drives to the hoop. Nic Bartemucci was all over the floor for the Spurs. The Sonics were led by dynamic duo Josh Irving and Cedar Lloyd, who, along with all the other boys, continually fast broke the other team. A fun game to watch.



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