William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus Junior B Basketball tournament was held the past weekend on Saturday, Jan. 16 with participating teams from Innisfail, Bluffton and Camrose.
Coaching the boys’ team was Brittaney Code, who was quite pleased with the performance as the boys placed second, playing a very competitive team from Camrose, Charlie Killam, and lost a well-fought close game 42-28, with Will Brennan the highest scorer of the game with eight points.
The boys first played Innisfail, winning 30-24, Michael Angelo Garcia being the top scorer with seven points.
Their second game against Bluffton was a more convincing win with a score of 41-21, with Garcia scoring 14 points in the game and being the highest scorer again.
“The boys are really starting to come together as a team,” said coach Code. “The season has just begun and they have already improved immensely since their first game of the season which was on Tuesday, just three days back.”
Girls lose to Charlie Killam of Camrose, coming in fourth
Stettler girls had a great win to start the tournament as they defeated Innisfail by more than 20, with a final score of 62-34.
However, their second game against Bluffton ended in a disappointing defeat with the score being 60-30.
In the final game for third place, Stettler lost to Charlie Killam of Camrose 50-40.
“In the third place game, the girls played very well and we had some awesome offensive rebounds from Meghan Coulthard, with Brooke Mulgrove playing a great game as well,” said coach Amy Kobi. “We are a very young team and are improving with each game we play, but I’m very proud of all the girls.”
According to Kobi, Stettler girls make a very unselfish team.
“The girls are always looking to pass to each other, and we are going to continue to work on our offence,” added Kobi. “These girls are a great group, are all eager to learn and I feel privileged to be their coach.”