It has been an incredibly exciting season so far for Barriere Basketball. All four basketball teams are finishing up with their exhibition and league schedules heading into playoffs.
Both the senior teams are making noise across the provincials. The Senior Boys have been given an honourable mention for three weeks now in the province’s Top Ten Rankings, but have yet to put a full weekend together to justify making a move up into the top ten.
However, our Senior Girls basketball team after two very strong weekend showings at cross zone ranking tournaments (Mulgrave in Vancouver and their own Cougar Classic which hosted many of the top teams in the province) have earned themselves a #9 place ranking provincially.
Both teams are looking forward to playing their zone rival St. Ann’s to claim the title of West Zone Champions and moving forward to the Okanagan Valley Championships.
Our Barriere junior teams are also doing very well in league action and are gearing up for playoffs. The boys look to finish in third place and to get some revenge against top ranked teams Chase and Ashcroft in the playoffs to reclaim their West Zone title for a third straight year.
The Junior girls team will finish in second place in league but the West Zone final is shaping up to be an excellent rematch between the two top teams, Brock Middle and our Barriere squad. In their first meeting it was a single hoop that separated these two teams.
We wish all of our Barriere Basketball Squads to have some lucky bounces in the right directions over the next few weeks.
Reprinted from Barriere Secondary’s February newsletter.