While no junior girls or Grade 8 girls basketball teams were formed at Lake City secondary this season, a group of Grade 7 girls proved their eagerness to get a jump on their high school careers.
Brityn Hinsche, Brooke Levens, Kayla Orleans, Alivia Parker, Kianna Saunders, Kay-cee Sapp, Sydney Leroy, Dylan Hopkins and Grace McMillan, under the guidance of head coach Kaylee Billyboy and assistant coach Brigette Peel, put together a successful season.
The Falcons played five games versus Quesnel teams during their season, which wrapped up last month, and finished with four wins and one loss.
They beat École Baker 48-8, edged Lakeview 22-2 and downed Dragon Lake 42-18, before losing a hard-fought battle to Lakeview, 37-28. In its last game the team defeated Voyageur, 36-35.
“I’m very proud of how the girls performed and excited to see how they develop their play during their high school careers,” Billyboy said. “Two of these Grade 7 girls are five-foot-nine and still growing, and we also had one who was tiny, maybe four-foot-two, with the ability to dribble fearlessly around her opponents.”
She said her highlights of the season include finishing and winning a game with just four players on the courtg, and having a player pull off a dunk in the game against Dragon Lake.
“It’s not every day you see a dunk in a girls’ game at any level,” she said. “I hope these girls continue to play as they’re very skilled with great basketball IQs for such young players.”