Storm girls usher in new year

The Chilliwack secondary school basketball Storm started 2012 with a pair of wins at the school's New Years Classic exhibition shootout.

Chilliwack secondary school’s senior girls basketball team hosted their New Year’s Classic exhibition shootout last weekend in the school gymnasium.

A field of seven teams played 11 games on Friday and Saturday, getting some valuable game experience.

The Storm girls went 2-1, starting with a 56-39 win over Nanaimo’s Dover Bay. Nicole Bartel led CSS with 14 points, and every player notched at least one point.

The Storm lost their second game against a tough Handsworth (North Vancouver) squad. The Royals are ranked among the top five provincially, and the final score was 68-41. Peyton Norrish scored a team-high seven points for CSS.

The Storm finished on a high note, thumping Carson Graham (North Vancouver) 65-28 behind 16 points from Christina Vandenbrink and 13 from Rachel Vandenberg.