The Agassiz Eagles senior girls basketball team after their Tuesday win against the Barriere Cougars. (Contributed)

Agassiz Eagles heading to basketball provincials after wild card win

The team won against the Barriere Cougars to take the final provincial championship spot

The AESS senior girls basketball team has finally made it to the provincials, thanks to a 51-36 win Tuesday (Feb. 26).

The Agassiz Eagles lost out on their automatic invitation to the 1A Basketball Provincials, taking place in Chilliwack and Abbotsford this March, after losing 69-32 to Surrey’s Khalsa School in the Fraser Valleys Saturday (Feb. 23). That sent them to Tuesday’s wild card match against Barriere Secondary to regain their position in the provincial championships.

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Barriere actually outscored Agassiz in the first two quarters of the game, with the score coming to 23-17 at halftime. But Abby Wilson, Katrina Lawley and Katelyn Gafka brought the heat back in the third quarter, outscoring the Cougars 24-3.

“In the third quarter (Katrina) came out with three fouls and basically that was the turning point in the game,”Greg Lawley said.

The Eagles finished the game with a 51-36 win against Barriere, marking them out as the 12th team in the province.

Lawley said he’s feeling good about his team heading into the provincials Wednesday (March 6). The Eagles will be playing Lumby’s Charles Bloom, the fifth ranked team in the province and the second ranked team in the Okanagan.

“I think we match up fairly well,” Lawley said. “I think we have a shot of actually knocking off the number five team.”

“We’re such a young team, with mostly Grade 9 and 10 kids, that going to provincials is just a good experience for them,” he added.

“Next year it will be one of those things they have in their pocket that they can draw on in the coming years.”

The provincials start Wednesday, March 6 and go until Saturday, March 9. Games will be played at Abbotsford’sColumbia Bible College and Chilliwack’s Unity Christian School.

The 1A Basketball Provincials start Wednesday, March 6 and finish up Saturday, March 9. Games will be played in Abbotsford’s Columbia Bible College and Chilliwack’s Unity Christian School.



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