Agassiz Eagles at the provincial championships in Lumby

Agassiz Eagles compete at provincial level basketball championship

'The Eagles are posed for a great future as they return 12 of their 13 players next year'

The Sr. Girls Basketball team placed 10th in the BC Girls “A” Provincials this past weekend.   The Eagles started the 16 team tournament with a 79-64 loss to #8 ranked Duncan Christian .  Player of the Game was Gr. 10 Hannah Exley who led the Eagles with 29 points.  Sydney Vanderwyk and Alyssa Lawley had 9 pts.  Taylor Lees had 12.

The Eagles bounced back with a 65-47 win over the #16 ranked Fort St. James.  Grade 10 guard Alyssa Lawley had a great shooting game making 7 three-point shots on the way to 23 points and was named Player of the Game.  Hannah Exley had another strong game with 18pts.

The Sr. Eagles then played another strong game against #4 ranked Burns Lake who they had lost to in the Hope Tournament in December.  The Eagles won 67-51.  Hannah Exley had  28 points and Alyssa Lawley continued her hot shooting with 5 more three-point shots for 21 points..  Grade 11 Taylor Lees was named Player of the Game for her feistiness and clutch shooting.

In their fourth and final game of the tournament the Eagles were behind 41-36 in the 3rd quarter but  lost 58-42 to the #6 ranked Cedars Christian from Prince George.   Gr. 10 Emily White was named Player of the Game for her defensive hustle and rebounding.

This was their first trip to Provincials since 2006.  Sydney Vanderwyk received an inspirational player award for her strong play over all four games.   The Eagles are poised for a great future as they return 12 of their 13 players next year with grade 12 guard Kendra Simpson graduating.

– Submitted Coach Greg Lawley

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