Alberni Armada junior girls place second at Isfeld tourney

The Alberni Armada junior girls hoops squad lost its final game against the No. 20 ranked Isfeld Ice, 46–38.

The Alberni District Secondary School junior girls basketball team lost to the No. 20 ranked team in the province but they’re on the way to being a contender, head coach Nick Seredick said.

The Armada placed second at a basketball tournament hosted at Mark Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay last Saturday.

The team lost its final game against the No. 20 ranked Isfeld Ice, 46–38.

“I knew going in that we’d be playing some quality teams and we showed that we’ll be competitive this season,” Seredick said.

The Armada’s march to the final saw them make short work of Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary and Courtenay’s GP Vanier Towhees before taking on the Ice in their home gym.

The Ice edged the Armada down low in the post but the Armada kept the ball on the perimeter with a zone defense that clogged the key.

The Armada held the line with the Ice until the fourth quarter when ADSS mainstay Julia Hudson fouled out.

“That changed the complexion of the game and they hit some big three pointers after that clinched it for them,” Seredick said.

Hudson scored 17 points and Denae Edgar drained 11 of her own in the effort. But Seredick singled out the unsung workman like effort of Heather Kennedy, who corralled key rebounds throughout the night.

“We have our scorers but its not just points that win games,” Seredick said.

The team protected the ball and got open with the defense the Ice threw at them. But “We shot poorly even though our defense kept us in the game,” Seredick said.

The game was a loss but a win in another way, Seredick said. “I’m confident in putting different combinations of players together now,” he said. “We showed we can play with them.”

The team practices over the holidays then will hit the floor running in January when league starts.

Foul shots…. The team is expecting Grade 9 player Dana Williscroft back in January after a serious knee injury.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Drag races could return to Stamp Ave in Port Alberni in 2019

Thunder in the Valley might not return to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport this year

Climbers scale Canada’s tallest waterfall in the Alberni Valley

Ice climbers Chris Jensen, Will Gadd and Peter Hoang made history

Port Alberni poet shortlisted for B.C. award

Port Alberni’s Derek Hanebury is a former instructor at North Island College

Indigenous youth connect with their culture at Gathering Our Voices workshops

Secluded Wellness Centre in Port Alberni hosted traditional wildcraft sessions

Illegal cannabis club in Port Alberni ticketed again

RCMP seize cannabis, issue fine for second time in five months

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Inspirational Vancouver Island youngster dies after battle with brain cancer

Kaiden Finley ‘was seriously the strongest 11-year-old’

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

Most Read