Friday, January 15, 2016

Coastal Clash time at CHSS as Junior Boys Rainmakers prepare for annual tournament

It has become one of the signature events on the Northwest basketball calendar for Junior High school teams and this weekend the annual gathering for the Coastal Clash is set for the Charles Hays Gymnasium.

Seven teams will take part in the two day event, with Queen Charlotte Secondary, Caledonia, Bulkley Valley Christian, NESS from the Nass and the Coast Tsimshian Academy coming to Prince Rupert to take on Prince Rupert Middle School and the host Charles Hays Rainmakers squad.

First tip off for the day is at 3:30, with four games on the schedule today and  eight games to be played on Saturday, with the Final featuring the top teams in Pool A and Pool B set to go at 7 PM.

Pool A features the Rainmakers, NESS from the Nass Valley and Queen Charlotte Secondary.

Pool B consists of Caledonia, Bulkley Valley Christian, Coast Tsimshian Academy and Prince Rupert Middle School.

The Junior Boys Rainmakers take to the court following a hard fought battle in Prince George last weekend when they were taken down by the host Duchess Park Condors in the tournament final, a game which gained featured status on the CKPG Sports package in the interior City.

Coach Kevin Sawka's squad will be looking to use what they learned from their trip inland as they prepare for their first match up with Queen Charlotte Secondary later tonight.

As part of the Coastal Clash, there will be a three point shooting competitions through the weekend, set for half time of the of the first games of Friday and all Pol play has been completed on Sunday.

The schedule for the tournament can be found below, we'll try to update the scores as they become available during the weekend.


3 PM -- Coast Tsimshian Academy 37  vs Prince Rupert Middle School 52
5 PM -- Charles Hays Rainmakers 72 vs Queen Charlotte Secondary 38
6:30  PM-- Bulkley Valley Christian vs Caledonia
8:00 PM -- Nisga'a Secondary vs Queen Charlotte Secondary


8:30 AM -- Prince Rupert Middle School 42 vs Bulkley Valley Christian 27 
10:00 AM -- Caledonia vs Coast Tsimshian Academy
11:30 AM -- Charles Hays Rainmakers 56  vs Nisga'a Secondary 50
1:00 PM -- Caledonia 60 vs Prince Rupert Middle School 38
2:30 PM -- Coast Tsimshian Academy vs  Bulkley Valley Christian
4:00 PM  -- 3rd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B
5:30 PM -- 2nd Pool A vs 2nd Pool B
7:00 PM -- Caledonia 34 vs Charles Hays Rainmakers 41

While the Coastal Clash is underway in Prince Rupert, the Senior Girls Rainmakers will be on the road, heading to the Hazleton's with games scheduled against New Hazleton and Houston on Saturday.

Senior Girls Scores

Game One -- Charles Hays Rainmakers 62 vs Hazleton 23
Game Two -- Charles Hays Rainmakers  61 vs Houston 27

For more updates on the Coastal Clash and the efforts of the Senior Girls in the Bulkley Valley check out the CHSS Twitter feed.

More of our notes and other items of interest on Rainmaker basketball can be found on our Archive page here.

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