Big Ticket basketball tournament provides clarity for GW Graham’s senior girls

The Grizzlies know where they stand against B.C.’s best after last weekend’s tournament.

The GW Graham senior girls went 2-1 in their Big Ticket basketball tournament games.

The Grizzlies knocked off the Earl Marriott Mariners 61-44 in their opener with Sydney Owens producing a team-high with 17 points. The Tuchscherer sisters combined for 25 (14 for Deanna, 11 for Julia) and Aliza Dueck had 11 as well.

In their second game, against the Abbotsford Lions, ranked No. 5 among AAA teams, Deanna Tuchscherer supplied most of GWG’s offence in a 64-50 loss. The senior hit a pair of three pointers, part of a 26 point night. Julia Tuchscherer added 13 points and Sydney Owens seven.

The Grizzlies bounced back to finish on a high note in their third game, a 79-47 whomping of the Panorama Ridge Thunder.

Deanna Tuchscherer led the way with 18 points while Julia Tuchscherer posted 16. Owens and Kennedy Hall both hit double digits in scoring with 11 points apiece.

“It was a great opening tournament for our team and starts to give us a good picture of where this team is at after losing four seniors from last year,” said head coach Sarah Mouritzen. “We were up three at half over a very good Yale team and then just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, allowing too many rebounds and picking up too many fouls.

“We know the things we need to work on to make another provincial run this season, and we are excited for some big tournaments before Christmas.”

Deanna Tuchscherer and Aliza Dueck received $1,000 scholarships.

Just Posted

WATCH: Paralyzed ex motocross champion is returning to Chilliwack for book launch

Brent Worrall says he is living proof that no one should ever give up hope

Rainbow crosswalk count will rise to 16 in Chilliwack

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Chilliwack’s Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association hosts open house to raise funds for new roofs, lighting

The association is inviting the public to check out some of Chilliwack’s farming history this weekend

Inspections find 10 out of 14 residential care facilities in Chilliwack with violations

Fraser Health regularly posts inspection reports for care homes and child care centres

Cleanup of homeless encampments near Sweltzer Creek almost complete on Chilliwack River

Next step for stewards and FVRD is conducting an inventory any other camps on the river

VIDEO: Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects

Some doctors say the medication is over-used because of its easy availability

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Vancouver Island soap company releases Lucky Lager beer soap

Beer-infused olive oil soap comes out just in time for holiday shopping

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Workers’ camp at LNG facility in Kitimat takes shape

Extensive worker camp now being assembled

Former B.C. youth pastor guilty on one of five sexual assault allegations

Judge cites reasonable doubt in finding Cloverdale couple not guilty of majority of charges

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

Killer who fled to Taiwan day after shooting B.C. man over $80 sentenced 13 years later

The sentence comes 13 years after Shaoxin Zhang, 19, was killed in a Burnaby parking lot

Most Read