Invermere b-ball product makes mark in exhibition

Kailey Colonna heads back to the Wolfpack as co-captain for a fifth and final season.

Kailey Colonna looks to pass during a game against the University of New Brunswick.

Invermere Basketball product Kailey Colonna began her fifth and final year of Canadian Inter-University Basketball play this month. Colonna ended her last season with some very impressive statistics, which found her 13th in the nation for rebounding overall, eighth in the nation for offensive rebounds and second in the nation in block shots.

The season ended with the Wolfpack missing the playoffs by a single game after a pair of losses on the final weekend to the University of Victoria.

Colonna returns this season as a senior and as co-captain of the Wolfpack.

“Colonna has continued to develop as a player,” said Wolfpack assistant coach Chuck Ferguson.

“Her ability to contribute on the court continues to develop and improve with every passing season… she is now considered one of the premier defenders in the Canadian West.”

The 2011-12 season opened October 8 with a game against the Mount Royal Cougars. Colonna played well throughout, contributing 14 points, seven rebounds and one block on the way to a 72 – 53 win.

“Kailey picked up right were she left off last season,” said Ferguson. “She had an excellent game on both ends of the floor.”

The team then hosted the BDO Dunwoody Tournament in Kamloops, featuring the University of New Brunswick, McGill University and the University of Alberta.

On the opening evening the Wolfpack played the University of New Brunswick and registered a 73-64 win with Colonna having five points, seven rebounds and four block shoots.

“Colonna was big on the defensive end of the floor tonight,” said Ferguson.

“This is another in a long line of games that have seen Kailey block four or more shots. Her presence in the paint forces other teams to change the way they attack the basket”.

On the second night the Pack played host to McGill University from Montreal. Kailey had three rebounds and two blocks in a 71 – 65 win.

On the third night the Pack dropped a 60 – 69 loss to the University of Alberta that saw Colonna pick up two very quick fouls in the first quarter.

Eight points, three rebounds and two blocks later, Colonna fouled out.

Next, the Wolfpack travel to Halifax and Cape Breton, where they will play Cape Breton, the Chinese National Women’s Team and the Mcmaster University Mauraders. These  three games will conclude the pre-season.

The Wolfpack will return to Kamloops for the season opener against the University of the Fraser Valley on November 13.


Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read