SESS hosts Valleys on the weekend

The 2014 Okanagan Valley “A” Valley Basketball Senior Girls Championships took place at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School

Similkameen Sparks’ Tina Schaefer grapples for the ball during tournament play with Charles Bloom on the weekend.

Similkameen Sparks’ Tina Schaefer grapples for the ball during tournament play with Charles Bloom on the weekend.

The 2014 Okanagan Valley “A” Valley  Basketball Senior Girls Championships took place at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School on February 20 – 22.

SESS senior girls played Barriere in their first contest in the tournament, winning 76-41.

They weren’t so fortunate in the second round, however, falling to number two rated Kelowna Christian by a score of 53-47.

The game, which played to a packed senior gym on Friday night, was a barnburner, with the SESS Sparks down 33-17 at one point. They tied the game at 44-44, only to  succumb to Christian late in the game.

SESS Sparks played the Charles Bloom Wolves on Saturday morning, winning by a score of 74 – 52. In their final game, Sparks beat Osoyoos Rattlers 84-65 to finish third overall in the weekend tournament.

By finishing third, Similkameen qualifies for the 2014 Single “A” Girls Provincials in Lumby March 5-8.

Tournament Allstars:

Similkameen Sparks –  Tina Schaefer

Kelowna Christian  Knights – Jacquie Sellers

Kelowna Christian  Knights – Hayley Hopp

Immaculata         Mustangs – Ashlyn Day

Top Defensive Player – Immaculata Mustangs Jaedyn Penkala

MVP –  Immaculata  Mustangs Emma Johnson

The Similkameen Sparks senior girls go into provincials with a 19-6 record,the fifth ranked team in the province.

 

Thank you to all those who made the Okanagan Valley Girls Championship a great success.

 

 

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