The ADSS senior basketball teams practice on Dec. 9

60th Totem comes to ADSS

The longest running high school basketball tournament in the province hits its 60th year.

Although the senior boys basketball team’s season has been “up and down,” coach Neelam Parmar is excited to see what his team can do at the 60th annual Totem Tournament this weekend at ADSS.

“We should be able to show well.”

The team’s biggest issue has been the seemingly endless onslaught of injuries. Parmar has been coaching for over a decade and he’s never seen this many injuries.

“I feel like we’re the walking wounded, we’ve been dealing with injuries the whole season.”

With several of his Grade 12s out with back and ankle injuries, the Grade 11s have had to take up the slack.

“They’re one year less experienced… it’s a bitof a challenge for them in terms of speed, power and quickness.”

Totem runs from Jan. 8-10 at ADSS and the Alberni Athletic Hall. First senior girls’ game is 6 p.m. and the first senior boys’ game is 7:45, both on Jan. 8 at ADSS.

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