The 2014 Okanagan Valley “A” Valley Basketball Senior Girls Championships took place at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School on February 20 – 22.
SESS senior girls played Barriere in their first contest in the tournament, winning 76-41.
They weren’t so fortunate in the second round, however, falling to number two rated Kelowna Christian by a score of 53-47.
The game, which played to a packed senior gym on Friday night, was a barnburner, with the SESS Sparks down 33-17 at one point. They tied the game at 44-44, only to succumb to Christian late in the game.
SESS Sparks played the Charles Bloom Wolves on Saturday morning, winning by a score of 74 – 52. In their final game, Sparks beat Osoyoos Rattlers 84-65 to finish third overall in the weekend tournament.
By finishing third, Similkameen qualifies for the 2014 Single “A” Girls Provincials in Lumby March 5-8.
Similkameen Sparks – Tina Schaefer
Kelowna Christian Knights – Jacquie Sellers
Kelowna Christian Knights – Hayley Hopp
Immaculata Mustangs – Ashlyn Day
Top Defensive Player – Immaculata Mustangs Jaedyn Penkala
MVP – Immaculata Mustangs Emma Johnson
The Similkameen Sparks senior girls go into provincials with a 19-6 record,the fifth ranked team in the province.
Thank you to all those who made the Okanagan Valley Girls Championship a great success.