Barriere Senior Boys keep championship trophy at home

Barriere Senior Boys basketball team have won the 2016 Cougar Classic Championship

Tournament All-Star was Dustin Pawloff

Tournament All-Star was Dustin Pawloff

North Thompson Star/Journal

Barriere Secondary School’s physical education teacher, Ashley Shannik,  reports the Barriere Senior Boys basketball team cruised through last weekend’s Cougar Classic Championship tournament at home with convincing wins over Kamloops Christian School with a 76-30 score, and Clearwater Secondary with 67-32.  These wins led to a showdown between George Elliot (Winfield) and Barriere.

“The hometown squad took the lead right from the opening tip off and never relinquished control of the game,” said Shannik, “Beating George Elliot 61-53.”

The Barriere team was led by tournament All-Star Dustin Pawloff and tournament MVP Jacob Peterson.

Game Star Robert Underhill also put in an outstanding game for Barriere.

This weekend, Jan. 15 -16, the Senior Girls will take to the hardwood hosting a number of provincially ranked teams. Please come out and cheer for the home team.

With a couple of trips to the coast in the plans for BSS teams to play provincially ranked competition the second half of the season will be a busy one for Barriere basketball.

Both Senior squads have been making noise early this season and causing the rest of the province to take notice.

The Senior Boys squad received an Honourable Mention in the province’s “A” boys rankings early on in the season, and the Senior Girls team have had some great match ups against schools that are ranked in the top half of the Province’s top 10 ranked teams.

We are excited to see how things play out at the end of the season for our Barriere basketball teams.