Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just call us Basketballville

While much is made and rightly so of the success of the All Native Basketball Tournament each February, Prince Rupert's basketball blue print goes further into the province this month.

Four teams representing Charles Hays Secondary School are in place this week to take part in High School Basketball Provincial tournaments.

The Charles Hays Senior Boys and Girls Rainmakers are in Kamloops taking part in the British Columbia AA Basketball tournament, while the Charles Hays Junior Boys and Girls are in the Vancouver area for the Junior Boys and Girls Basketball Championships.

Three of the four teams claimed their spots in the tournaments with Zones victories in February, with the Senior Boys winning in Smithers, the Junior boys in Terrace and the Girls at home at Charles Hays.

The Junior Girls will also be competing in a tournament this week, despite finishing second in their tournament, they were the only Northwest squad to register for possible tournament action and so they are making the trip to Langley.

Prince Rupert's dominance in roundball bounced through February, as the Prince Rupert Middle School Storm claimed the Grade 8 boys Zones championship in a tournament in Smithers, the Girls Storm squad finished second in their tournament.

This weeks tournaments across the province are going ahead despite the current labour dispute between the BCTF and the provincial government,  that after the BCTF granted permission for high school coaches to continue on with their work during the dispute, owing to the amount of preparation that the tournaments required to be put in place.

Charles Hays Senior boys tip off on Wednesday at 5 at Thompson Rivers University, the Charles Hays Senior Girls play that same day at a different venue in Kamloops.

The Junior boys first game is Thursday at 11:30 AM, the girls first see action at 12:30.

North coast residents can follow the tournament action from these websites

AA Basketball Championships Kamloops
Telus Junior Boys Basketball Provincial Championships
Telus Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Championships

The Northern View-- Senior boys and girls basketball teams moving on to Provincials
The Northern View-- Grade 8 boys and girls place well at regional zones
The Northern View-- Junior Girls moving on to Provincials
The Northern View-- Prince Rupert basketball teams begin provincials
The Northern View-- Prince Rupert teams compete in provincials (Day 2)

Scoreboard Update Senior AA Tournament:

Results Girls and Boys

Saturday Sr. Girls-- Abbotsford 71 -- Charles Hays  50
Saturday Sr, Boys-- LV Rogers 73 -- Charles Hays 67
Friday Sr. Girls-- Nechako Valley 71 -- Charles Hays 69
Friday Sr. Boys-- Abby Christian 61 -- Charles Hays 44
Thursday Sr. Girls-- Summerland 72 vs Charles Hay 65 
Thursday Sr. Boys-- Archbishop Carney 77 -- Charles Hays 56
Wednesday Sr. Boys--  GW Graham 93 -- Charles Hays 59
Wednesday Sr. Girls--  Lambrick Park 85 -- Charles Hays 56

Scoreboard Update Junior Tournament:

Boys results  /  Girls Results

Saturday Jr. Boys-- Charles Hays 29 vs Princess Margaret 23
Saturday Jr. Girls -- Charles Hays 29  -- College Heights 24
Friday Jr. Girls-- Mark Isfeld 34 -- Charles Hays 11
Friday Jr. Boys Game 2-- Charles Hays 48 -- Valleyview 46
Friday Jr. Boys Game 1-- MEI 51 -- Charles Hays 28
Thursday Jr. Boys-- Vancouver College 66 -- Charles Hays 24
Thursday Jr. Girls Game 2-- Little Flower 42 -- Charles Hays 19
Thursday Jr. Girls Game 1 -- South Kamloops 55 -- Charles Hays 11

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