The Riverside Rapids are getting near where they should be - and just in time, too.
The senior girls basketball team has only had a few weeks with a full roster but has layered some clutch performances against some highly rated opponents.
Their run over the past week included a 7573 win over Maple Ridge, where Fiona Beales netted 26 points and Grade 8 guard Shae Sanchez contributed 15.
At the Piper Classic in North Vancouver, the Rapids posted a 2-1 record, with their lone loss a 71-70 setback to Oak Bay.
"We were down by quite a bit to [Oak Bay] and one of their starters got hurt," recalled Riverside coach Paul Langford. "We came back from a fair bit down, but just kind of missed it by that much."
Desha Puri enjoyed one of her better games of the season with 32 points, including six treys. Tenika Thue chipped in 11 points.
The wins were even more positive, as the Rapids topped W.J. Mouat 76-53 behind 17-point games from Vanessa Gee and Sanchez, and a 68-50 triumph over Dover Bay. In that game, Sanchez set the tone on offence with 15 points, while Beales contributed 12 points and seven steals.
"I think we're seeing who we are a little bit now. We're showing a little more consistency."