Monday, December 21, 2015

Rainmaker Alumni Tourney wraps up with Mel Bishop honoured for years of service to the Sport

Reaching back in time!
The champions of this years
Rainmaker Alunni Tournament
the 1980-2005 squad
There was a celebration of some 70 years of Rainmaker basketball this weekend at the Charles Hays Gymnasium, with the annual Rainmaker Alumni tournament coming to an end on Saturday evening and finding the 2016 Senior Boys in white coming up on the short side of the scoreboard at the hands of the Alumni squad.

The two days of basketball brought together Rainmakers of the Past and the present with a full schedule of games from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening.

Six teams participated in the weekend of basketball, competing in two pools, with a total of nine games taking place to bring the tourney to a conclusion.

For the finale the 1980-2005 vintage squad claimed the title, with a 101-86 victory over the Current Senior squad in the white jerseys for the weekend.

As part of the weekend, Rainmaker head coach (and alumni member) Mel Bishop was presented with a plaque honouring his over 30 years of dedication to the sport in the local community. The plaque was made from boards from the old Prince Rupert Senior Secondary school gym floor.

Mel Bishop was presented with a
plaque honouring his thirty years
of service to basketball in the city
Sarah McChesney presenting
Mel Bishop with his plaque

The CHSS Sports Twitter feed has more on the weekend event here.
(All photos above provided by CHSS Sports)

More background on the current squad as the launch the 2015-16 campaign can be found on our Rainmaker archive page here.

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