Defense pays off for Alberni Armada senior boys

The Armada rescheduled this week's games and have none next week because of exams.

The ADSS Armada senior boys hoops squad was blanked this week but it had nothing to do with being beaten in a game.

The Armada were to have hosted Cowichan and John Barsby this week but the games were cancelled due to weather and exams, head coach Neelam Parmar said.

Armada players are scheduled to take exams next week and no games are in the queue.

The Armada last saw action at a tourney in Esquimalt last weekend where they went 2-1.

They lost to Cedar and Reynolds, but they beat Edward Milne, who they lost to in December by a score of 75-68.

The victory was a dividend from the investment the team has put into defense.

“We surrendered 25 fewer points in that game than we did before,” Parmar said.

Forwards Stuart Murray and Eddie Fred have shown marked improvement, Parmar said.

“Stuart isn’t tall like Maquinna or a tank like Luke Bradley,” Parmar said.

“He works hard and hustles to the net and looks to break out next year.”

The diminutive Eddie Fred, who is a crowd favourite, is working on better passing.

“He’s learning to keep his head up and look for the pass now,” Parmar said. “He’s coming along.”

The Armada’s next game is on Jan. 31 at GP Vanier.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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