Isfeld Ice girls finish 10th at B.C. AA basketball championships

MARK ISFELD ICE'S Danielle Vanbergen unleashes a jump shot during action at the B.C. AA girls basketball championships in Langley.
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The Isfeld Ice senior girls basketball team made school history by being the first senior girls team to make it to the AA Provinicial Championships, which were held March 5-8 at the Langley Events Centre.

The girls lost their first game 56-42 to Sahali Sabres (a school that has made many Provincial appearances) then bounced back with a 79-63 win against Charles Hays Rainmakers. For their third game the Ice demonstrated excellent offence and defence. They moved the ball quickly, shot well and played such intense defence they were able to shut down three six-foot players which resulted in a 74-47 victory against Abbotsford Christian Knights (a team that lost their first game by one to Vernon, who ended up sixth).

For their final game the Ice started out strong and

led the Rick Hansen Hurricanes by 12 to 18 points throughout the first half. In the second half Rick

Hansen's outside shooters hit some threes to close the gap and Isfeld struggled to make the shots that they'd been sinking in the first half.

This shifted the momentum and unfortunately Isfeld couldn't maintain the lead and ended up losing 67-59. Having two wins and two losses resulted in a top 10 finish for Isfeld (10th out of 16) as well as providing

memories that will last a lifetime. Avery Snider, Malia Irvine, Leah Cicon and Danielle Vanbergen were awarded players of the game for Isfeld.

Snider also made the second all-star team, and at the opening banquet was named one of the top 16 female basketball players in B.C.

The coaches thank everyone who supported the team throughout the year and give special thanks to all the fans who cheered the team on at the Provincials. They'd also like to say a big thanks to the girls for the time, effort and dedication they gave to the team and wish the graduating girls all the best for the future.


– Mark Isfeld Ice



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