The senior girls' Bow Valley Bobcats are on a roll in the early goings of the basketball season.

On Dec. 3, the Bobcats won their season opener of the Rocky View league against the George McDougall Mustangs, 66-41.

Head coach Kris Nielson says the Bobcats had control of the game from the start.

Among the highlights was a threes scoring-spree by Ellie Bates.

"Ellie hit three, threes in the span of about two minutes," says Nielson.

While it was a win for the Bobcats he doesn't sell short the Mustangs.

"George McDougall is going to be a good team. They looked really solid, but we played very well."

Over the weekend, the Bobcats won all three games in a warmup tournament they hosted. They had a close 48-44 win over Olds and got the jump on both Bearspaw Christian and Calgary's John G. Diefenbaker.

He believes things are looking bright for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats are adding more diversity to their defensive game. He believes it will throw off some teams.

"We're going to change it up a lot. Last year, we were a bit of a one-trick pony when it came to defence."

"I think we have an exceptional shot at doing well this year," says Nielson.

The Bobcats play their first game today (Dec. 5)  in the SAIT Silver Belle Classic against Webber Academy.

Besides Rocky View league play, they have at least three more tournaments scheduled to build momentum towards the zone championship in March. They include next week's Cochrane Classic and tournaments in Olds and Canmore.