Junior basketball in full steam

All Stettler game - Stettler Middle School boys put all their hearts into the game against Grade 9 boys of Wm. E Hay but still lost last Wednesday

All Stettler game - Stettler Middle School boys put all their hearts into the game against Grade 9 boys of Wm. E Hay but still lost last Wednesday

The Grade 9 boys’ basketball team competed in a tournament over the weekend weekend at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer and finished fourth.

The team played Crowther Memorial School from Strathmore on Friday night and won 44-21.

On Saturday, Wm. E Hay boys faced a tough Hunting Hills team and lost in 46-44.

“It was a nailbiter” said coach Norbert Baharally.

In the third place game, Stettler boys came up short, losing 71-35 to a strong and aggressive Ponoka team.

“Top scorers for the weekend were Nicholas Baharally, Justin Fleischhacker and Stephen Zuk,” said Baharally.

“Justin Dadensky was given a PHD award for Pride, Hustle and Desire over the three games played.”

Grade 9 boys travel to Big Valley, today, Wednesday, Feb. 2.