Vanier’s junior girls basketball team, back row from left: coach John Elmes, Reese Douglas, Sophia Julien, Amina Turner, Camryn Lewis, Frances Nye, Selena Lyner, Kama Walker and coach Peter Parke. Front: Megan Sargent, Siri Landrichter, Austyn Tobacca, Maddy Thran (captain), Berlyn Hennicke-Nasadyk and Taylor Parker.

Vanier’s junior girls basketball team, back row from left: coach John Elmes, Reese Douglas, Sophia Julien, Amina Turner, Camryn Lewis, Frances Nye, Selena Lyner, Kama Walker and coach Peter Parke. Front: Megan Sargent, Siri Landrichter, Austyn Tobacca, Maddy Thran (captain), Berlyn Hennicke-Nasadyk and Taylor Parker.

Vanier junior girls basketball team wins bronze at tourney

The junior girls basketball team at Vanier Secondary kicked off the season last weekend at the Junior Girls Victoria Tipoff Tournament.

The Towhees faced some strong South Island and Lower Mainland teams. Their hard work was rewarded with a third-place result, earning players a trophy and bronze medals.

Vanier has a solid junior girls team this year, led by coaches Peter Parke and John Elmes, as well as team captain Maddy Thran, and assistant captains Reese Douglas, Camryn Lewis and Selena Lyner. The coaches have focused on team building and skill development.

Vanier hosts a Christmas tournament Dec. 13-14, and a home game against Timberline Dec. 17.