Friday, February 24, 2017

Senior Boys look to advance to Provincials with Caledonia showdown this weekend

The final Zones Basketball Zones championship is on the line this weekend as the Charles Hays Senior Boys Rainmakers look to make a return trip to Langley for the 2017 Provincials in mid March.

Standing in their way, a hard working team from Terrace as the Caledonia Kermodes look to book their own ticket to High School Basketball's Big Dance in Langley.

The two teams will settle it all for 2017 today and tomorrow at the Charles Hays Gymnasium.

The schedule for the double knock out Northwest Zones looks like this.

Rainmakers Defeat Caledonia 2 games to none
Charles Hays Claims NW Banner
Advance to Provincials March 8-11 at Langley Events Centre

Saturday 1 PM -- Rainmakers 68 vs Caledonia 45
Friday 7PM -- Rainmakers 71 vs Caledonia 36

Both the Rainmakers and the Kermodes have been on the radar of the Vancouver sports media for much of the basketball season, as both have travelled south for tournament action through the 2016-17 season.

The Rainmakers have been frequently found among the Top Ten listings over the course of the season, while Terrace has received a few honourable mentions as well as those listings were delivered over the last four months.

Heading into this weekends showdown, the latest AAA BC High school rankings, Charles Hays is listed at 7th overall, a spot that they have held from the last release.

The Final Provincial Basketball rankings before Zones 
finds Charles Hays listed at Number 7

The Senior boys will be looking to join the Junior Boys Squad and the Senior Girls as the representatives of the Northwest for the AAA Provincial tournament in Langley from March 8 to 11.

The Junior Boys are in Langley this weekend for the Junior tournament (follow along here) while the Senior Girls will also be heading to Langley from March 1 to 4 (see our notes here)

You can keep up to date on all news out of the Rainmaker locker rooms from the CHSS twitter feed.

For more notes related to Rainmaker Sports see our archive page.

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