“Barriere basketball is having a break through season due to the extraordinary effort and dedication by our athletes,” says Ashley Shannik, Barriere Secondary’s (BSS) physical education teacher.
Shannik reports that both the Junior Girls and Junior Boys basketball team went through their league season undefeated and are heading into playoffs looking to capture the West Zone Championship and title. With finishing in first place, both teams earned the right to host the championship at home in the BSS gym the first week of February. The Senior Boys host the West Zone Quarter Finals on Feb. 12, at 6:45 p.m., against Kumsheen.
On the January 24-25, weekend the Junior Boys and Girls went to Chase to compete at the Chase Invitational Tournament. The Junior Girls beat Valleyview, Chase, and Ashcroft on their road to victory, while the Junior Boys team slaughtered their competition; Valleyview, Chase and George Elliot to walk away with the tournament title.
Barriere Senior basketball teams are experiencing similar success on the basketball hardwood.
The Senior Boys program finished in third place heading into playoffs looking to qualify for the Okanagan Valley Championships.
The Senior Girls are still in the hunt for first place heading into their final league game against St. Ann’s. The girls are looking to battle hard for the victory to capture first place in league standings and earn the right to host the West Zone Championships and to advance to the Okanagan Valleys in their quest to qualify for Provincials.
BSS Senior basketball teams host St. Ann’s on Feb. 5, (girls 5 p.m,, boys 6:45 p.m). If the girls win they will finish in first place after regular season.
Shannik encourages people to “..come on out and support your Cougars to victory”.