Hoops season gets started

The Wellington Wildcats senior girls started basketball season with a 66-17 road win over the Ladysmith 49ers on Tuesday.

Wellington Wildcats player Hannah Boas

Wellington Wildcats player Hannah Boas

It was the first game of the season and at times, it looked that way, but there were some hoops highlights out there, too.

The Wellington Wildcats senior girls started basketball season with a 66-17 road win over the Ladysmith 49ers on Tuesday.

“When you’re just practising and watching them over and over it’s harder to tell, because you’re just playing against each other, but it’s good to see they moved the ball around, a lot of talking, everybody took their roles,” said Bill Fraser, co-coach of the Wildcats.

Olivia Mjaaland had 31 points for Wellington and Shania Shabbas added eight.

“Everyone had good minutes and played hard. We worked together really well,” Mjaaland said.

Marika Grubac led Ladysmith with nine points.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com