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Shooting among keys for Mustangs heading into AA girls basketball provincials

Nothing changed for the Princess Margaret Mustangs in preparation for the 2014 B.C. Secondary School AA girls basketball championship in Langley.

Coach Dave Killick said he and co-coach Jeff Goodis believe if they dictate the pace and their key players stay out of foul trouble, they will have success.

"Our strength is our outside shooting. If we can knock down shots we should be OK," said Killick. "I think our focus all year has been to get to provincials, so I think there was more pressure at the Valleys.  Hopefully they can enjoy the experience."

The Mustangs open against the Wellington Secondary Wildcats, the top ranked school from Vancouver Island. The main thing the Mustangs know about the Wildcats is they have a good post player, strong guards, but are not very deep.

"Hopefully we can run against them," said Killick, who joked that he hopes Wellington knows nothing about them, either. "We are fairly confident, but I am sure the nerves will be there on Wednesday.  Hopefully we can get off to a good start in our first game."

Should the Mustangs win, they will face the winner of Duchess Park and Brittania. The opening round of provincials features St. Thomas Aquinas against J.L. Crowe, Rick Hansen against York House, St. Thomas More faces Lambrick Park, Vernon takes on Abbotsford Christian, Mark Isfeld faces Sa-Hali and Windsor takes on Charles Hays. The provincial championship game is March 8 at 2 p.m. in LEC Centre Court.

All the games are streamed on www.langleyeventscentre.com/AAGirlsBBall.

‘AA’ Sweet 16 – Seeding for the 2014 ‘AA’ BC Championships

1.STA, North Vancouver, LM1

2.Windsor, North Vancouver, LM2

3.STM, Burnaby, LM3

4.Duchess Park, Prince George, NC1

5.Wellington, Nanaimo, VI1

6.Vernon, OK1

7.Mark Isfeld, Courtney, VI2

8.Rick Hansen, Abbotsford, FV1

9.York House, Vancouver, LM5

10.Sahali, Kamloops, OK2

11.Abby Christian, FV2

12.Princess Margaret, Penticton, OK3

13.Britannia, Vancouver, LM6

14.Lambrick Park, Victoria, VI4

15.Charles Hayes, Prince Rupert, NW1

16.JL Crowe, Trail, Koot1

 

 

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