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Thunder caps perfect first half

Richmond Youth Basketball League’s undefeated under-13 girls’ Thunder. - sub
Richmond Youth Basketball League’s undefeated under-13 girls’ Thunder.
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With the Thunder on a roll, Chris Kennedy can’t help but imagine a bright future for the elementary-aged girls’ basketball players.

“We have a number of players that have played quite a bit of basketball before, but this is the first year for them all to be practising and competing  regularly,” he says. “All 11 girls are going to be strong high school players and this is a good sign of what is to come in Richmond for girls’ basketball,” adds Kennedy, who along with associate coach Tim Carkner, guided the Richmond Youth Basketball League under-13 team to a perfect first half.

One of four Richmond rep teams (two boys and two girls) in the age group, the Thunder finished the first portion of their campaign with a 6-0 record and then added the fall tournament title Saturday with three more wins, including a 41-17 final-game victory in the Vancouver-based Recreation Basketball League which has six teams from Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond.

The Thunder, which will start up again in the new year, features seven Grade 7 students in Maya Kallner, Kara Moscovitz, Stephanie Quan, Katie Sun, Sarah Tedford, Emma Wallace and Breanne Woogman. There are also two Grade 6 players on the team in Elizabeth Kennedy and Olivia Cowell, and a pair of Grade 5 students in Grace Wallace and Kate Carkner.

 

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