It was Thunder and Lightening as the Port Alberni Ladies Basketball League held its championship finals,
When it was all over, Dave Ralla’s Yellow Lightening beat the Dave Ralla Blue Thunder 59-57 to take first place and the league championship.
The Thunder led for much of the first half, but a buzzer beater by Carly Haggard put the Lightning up by one point at the half. The second half saw the lead change several times, but the Lightning went on a run and eventually beat the Thunder. Jane Owen had 16 points for the Lightning and Julia Hudson chipped in 21 points for the Thunder.
In the consolation game, the Mace Electric Phoenixes beat the Mace Electric Shockers 47-44 to take second place. The Phoenix’s lead 28-17 at halftime, but the Shockers fought back and outscored the Phoenixes in the second half. Ultimately though they lost 47-44. Janine Thompson had 19 points for the Phoenixes. Heather Kennedy had 23 points for the Shockers.
Dana Williscroft won the most improved player award. Heather Kennedy won most team spirit. And Janine Thompson won the most dedicated player award.
League games will run again in spring 2014. If you or someone you know is interested in playing please contact Karli Van Vliet at email@example.com or join the “Port Alberni Ladies Basketball League” Facebook page.