Young basketball players enjoy jamboree
G.P. Vanier hosted the seventh annual Elementary School Basketball Jamboree this past week for Grade 6 and 7 boys and girls in School District #71, and there was plenty of rah-rah, screaming and hollering, bruised egos, bruised knees, parental cheering, missed shots and winning shots throughout the two-day event.
On Tuesday, March 5 12 girls teams went at it on the two courts simultaneously in the Towhee gym Games started at 12:15 p.m., and after 20 games ending at 7:45 p.m. Robb Road of Comox was the girls champion, battling Miracle Beach, Brooklyn (two teams), Puntledge, Lake Trail, Valley View, Huband, Queneesh, Aspen, Cumberland and Airport for top spot.
On Wednesday, March 6 14 boys teams stormed the Vanier gym, making even more noise (and a bigger mess!), and having even more closer games. Twenty-three games had to be played with this fast-paced tournament and in the end Valley View won a back-and-forth, exciting final over Brooklyn. Other combatants included Lake Trail, Robb Road, Airport, Queneesh, Comox Valley Christian School, Cumberland, Puntledge, N.I.D.E.S., Miracle Beach
Courtenay Elementary and Huband.
Organizers said big thank yous go to the G.P. Vanier boys and girls basketball players and coaches who assisted with scorekeeping, timekeeping, and refereeing. The Vanier girls soccer program hosted a first rate concession, and everyone associated with the tournaments showed that special Comox Valley sportsmanship we are so well known for.
– G.P. Vanier Basketball