Sports briefs: Thunder a goal short
The Sur-Del Thunder fell to the Richmond Rush 3-2 in their girls under-16 Silver B Inter-District Cup final.
Alison Campbell and Amanda Anderson netted the goals for the Thunder, while Emily Robertson and Aalia Kassam were standouts in the Sur-Del goal.
Three each for Rai, Anderson
Neesha Rai and Samantha Anderson each tallied three points to lead the Surrey Mudsharks to a 3-2 victory over Club India in a girls under-18 field hockey game in Vancouver.
Rai and Anderson each assisted on goals by Jackie Trautman and Alysha Gill. Anderson also was credited with a helper’s won Rai’s winning goal.
Megan Robson in the Mudsharks goal and the outstanding midfield work by Tahnee Saunier also contributed to the win.
Hoops camp in Surrey
Drive Basketball is holding it’s first ever Top-Gun All Girls Camp starting Tuesday (April 22).
The five-week long program runs Tuesday and Thursdays each week from 6-8 p.m. at Princess Margaret Secondary School, and is open to girls in Grades 6-11.
Coaching at the camp will be national team member Pasha Bains, provincial high school MVP Chad Clifford, and former high school players and provincial youth team members Cathy Berar and Harleen Sidhu. Berar has committed to play with the University of British Columbia next season, while Sidhu will suit up for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.
“The Drive Camp is a unique program that combines highly specific basketball and fitness training with a specialized youth mentoring aspect,” said Bains.
To register, go online at www.drivebasketball.com or phone 604-818-SLAM.
Schaufele a Dino
All-star point guard Megan Schaufele has committed to play for the University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team next season.
The five-foot-five Grade 12 student/athlete from Holy Cross High School was named an all-star at the B.C. championship tournament this past season. Schaufele led the team to a fifth place finish at the provincial competition in Kamloops, the third straight appearance by the Holy Cross Crusaders at the annual event.
She was also a first-team all-star for three consecutive seasons at the Fraser Valley championships, helping the Crusaders to a runner-up finish each time.
“Dinos Basketball has now completed the final piece of the puzzle by adding Megan to our roster,” said Dinos each coach Shawnee Harle. “The main reason we recruited Megan is because she has the character we are looking for - her willingness to put the team before herself and do whatever it takes to help us win.”
Shark Attack gets a win
Carly Wall and Kaitlyn Rai each tallied once and set up another for the Surrey Shark Attack, 4-2 winners over the Richmond Thrashers in a girls under-15 field hockey game.
Gillian Russell and Julia Adams also scored for the Shark Attack.
Marlissa Moro moved up two age groups to play for the Surrey side, and was outstanding in the win.
Strong start for Chiefs
Four consecutive doubles to start the game powered the Fraser Valley Chiefs to a 4-1 win over the White Rock Tritons in a B.C. Premier Baseball League game Tuesday night at South Surrey Athletic Park.
Adam Quan, Adam Masse, Will Thorpe and Austin Voros each had two-base hits in the opening inning, the last three batters each driving in a run. Brock Greaves had the fifth Fraser Valley double of the game in the third inning, scoring Voros.
Quan, Masse and Thorpe scored one run each, and also added singles later in the game
Chesterman got the start for the Chiefs, and went five and one-third innings for the win. Chesterman allowed an unearned run on two hits and five walks, striking out eight Tritons.