Sports Briefs: Scott takes aim at B.C. crown

Kelly Scott of Kelowna, the defending champion, is the lone unbeaten rink after four rounds of the Scotties B.C. women's curling championship in Prince George.

Scott defeated Marla Mallet of Cloverdale 7-4 in Tuesday's morning draw, and then got past Patty Knezevic of Prince George 8-6 in the evening.

That allowed Scott to run her record to 4-0.

Karla Thompson of Kamloops is alone at 3-1. She lost 9-4 to Allison MacInnes of Kamloops in the morning draw, then beat Amy Gibson of Vancouver 6-4 in an extra end last night.
MacInnes is at 2-2 after falling 7-6 to Victoria's Kesa Van Osch.

Thompson curls with third Kristen Recksiedler, second Brooklyn Leitch and lead Michelle Ramsay, none of whom are from Kamloops.

MacInnes also is the lone Kamloops player on her rink. She is with third Grace MacInnes, second Diane Gushulak and lead Amanda Tipper.

Also at 2-2 are Mallett and Tracey Jones of Prince George.

Thompson is scheduled to play Sarah Wark of Victoria and Victoria's Shawna Jensen today, while MacInnes is to meet Gibson and Knezevic.

Draws are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Nick Sarai had 17 points to lead the South Kamloops Titans to a 55-29 victory over the Brocklehurst Broncs in a Grade 8 boys basketball game Monday.

Reid Jansen also scored 12 points in the victory. Jared Johnson led the Broncs with nine points.

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The Salmon Arm Jewels scored a 64-38 victory over the NorKam Saints in a AAA senior girls basketball game on Tuesday night.

Zander Lewis had 18 points for Salmon Arm, which led 29-20 at the half.
Katy Sorne topped NorKam with 12 points.

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Emily Mann scored 11 points and Kala Pehl and Adrianna Bissonnette each added 10 as the host South Kam Titans beat the Valleyview Vikings 37-18 in a Tier 2 junior girls basketball game on Tuesday.

The Titans are 3-0 in league play.

In boys play, Ethan Thacker put in 20 points as the Titans beat the Vikings, 47-42. The Titans are 2-1.

Kyle Bergman had 15 points for the Vikings.

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Kelly Olynyk, an NBA freshman from Kamloops, had six points Tuesday as his Boston Celtics lost 128-98 to the host Denver Nuggets.

Olynyk also had two rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 21 minutes 18 seconds of playing time.

The Celtics, who will play the Clippers in Los Angeles tonight, have lost five in a row.

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