Stettler girls, Erskine boys nab CARA junior basketball titles

The Stettler Junior A Girls' walked away from the CARA basketball tournament this past weekend as champions after a nailbiter final game

Erskine's Carson Neitz leaps out of a crowd of harrying Christ-King basketball players

Erskine's Carson Neitz leaps out of a crowd of harrying Christ-King basketball players

The Stettler Junior A Girls’ walked away from the CARA basketball tournament this past weekend as champions after a nailbiter final game against Halkirk, which they won by thinnest of margins: 30-29.

Tori Brower brought in 14 points and Kassy Diegel netted six as top scorers for Stettler. Coach Charisse McDonald said that the game was “close throughout, and both teams deserved to win.”

Stettler made its way to the final game by first defeating Big Valley 38-26, with Madison Tucker netting nine points as top scorer. A 34-17 win against Coronation, with Tucker again being top scorer with nine points, got the team closer to the finals.

“It’s been a good year for the team,” McDonald said. “They have improved significantly from November to now. Our defence is so tough.”

The Junior A Boys’ also made it to the championship game, taking the court against Erskine. There, they lost in a close 39-23 battle.

The Christ-King boys’ team also competed in the tournament, coming in fifth place in the championship division.