UPDATE: Prince Rupert teams compete at basketball provincials
Three teams from Charles Hays Secondary competed at provincials last weekend, with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls competing in the Lower Mainland and the Senior Boys hitting the courts in Kamloops.
The Rainmakers started off the tournament, held at Vancouver College, against St. Thomas Moore Collegiate of Burnaby on March 6 edging out a 45-44 victory in a game that required overtime to settle. The next day Charles Hays played two games, losing to Sir Winston Churchill Secondary of Vancouver in the afternoon by a final of 55-32 and then against the Walnut Grove Gators of Langley, who defeated the Rainmakers 62-29.
In the final game of the tournament, the Rainmakers lost to McMath High of Richmond 39-33 to finish in 19th.
The Rainmakers took to the gymnasium at the Langley Events Centre on March 6 to open the tournament against the Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam and, with a short bench and after a long road trip, were only able to score nine points in a 71-9 loss. The next day the girls faced the Little Flower Academy Angels of Vancouver and fell again by a final score of 43-9
The Senior Rainmakers traveled to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops to face the best in the province, opening the tournament on Wednesday with an 81-43 loss to Holy Cross of Surrey. On Thursday the boys played King George High of Vancouver, falling 66-37.
In the final game of the tournament, Charles Hays defeated Delview High of Delta 70-65 to finish 15th in the tournament.