Monday, February 29, 2016

Senior Boys Rainmakers claim Northwest Zones, Langley next stop as Provincials beckon

A weekend showdown in Terrace has delivered another banner for the Charles Hays Gym, with the Senior Boys Rainmakers taking two victories from the host Caledonia Kermodes, securing a Northwest Zones championship and charting a course for Langley in March at Provincials.

As they always seem to do, the two teams put on another showcase of basketball to bring the regional season to an end, with Charles Hays taking Game One by a score of 59 to 45, putting the pressure on the host Kermodes heading into Saturday's showdown finale.

The prospect of a double header loomed large at times in game two, with Caledonia putting up a strong bid to extend the series to a third game, however the Rainmakers offensive plan took flight and with some strong defensive play down the stretch Charles Hays secured a 55 to 50 victory, claiming the Northwest championship and the opportunity to extend their season by a few more weeks.

Northwest Zone Champs again, the Charles Hays Rainmakers claimed
the Regional championship this weekend in Terrace
Key to the championship weekend was the work of Justin McChesney selected as the weekend's MVP, and while it makes for an individual accolade, his selection highlights the solid team effort from the Rainmakers which delivered the twin victories.

Justin McChesney had another strong performance for the Rainmkaers,
recognized for his work on the weekend named as the Zones MVP.

With the Zones banner secured, the Rainmakers now set their sights on the big stage of Basketball in British Columbia and the March Provincials in Langley from March 9 to 12.

You can keep an eye on the plans ahead for that event from the AAA Championship website, the placement draw for Provincials to come prior to the opening matches of March 9th.

The Rainmakers however, won't be much of a surprise for those heading to Langley for the tournament. With a few trips south already under their belts, word on the threat from the North is already spreading.

In fact, a familiar face for Rainmaker fans is featured as part of the Tournament website, setting the scene for the four day tournament in March.

More on the Rainmakers at zones can be found on the CHSS Twitter feed.

You can review the Charles Hays season to this point from our archive page here.

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