Unable to handle a 1-3-1 trapping half-court zone, the Kelowna Owls had to settle for second place at their own junior girls basketball tournament on the weekend.
The Owls dropped a 48-30 decision to the Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook in the championship game of the 12-team tournament that also included Central Okanagan teams from Rutland, Mount Boucherie, Okanagan Mission and Immaculata High School. Hannah Friesen scored 16 points to lead the Owls in the title match, while Lexi Percival was named the top defensive player in the two-day event at Kelowna Secondary School.
The Owls earned a berth in the final by defeating the Penticton Lakers 62-31, paced by Percival's 17-point effort.
Charmaine Raiva, Maggy Corrado, Paige Briscoe and Leonara Posega were selected as players of the game for the Owls.
Meanwhile, the OKM Huskies placed fourth after losing 47-33 to Penticton.
In Okanagan Valley senior 3A girls basketball action this week, the KSS Owls beat the North Kamloops Saints 94-33 and the Mount Boucherie Bears 73-47.
Kaitlyn Lafontaine's 19 points and a 17-point effort by Jaeda Stanhope led the Owls against NorKam, while Carly Corrado scored 17 and Brooke Briscoe added 15 in the win over Mount Boucherie.