The Alberni Armada finished fourth at the Vancouver Island Senior Girls AA basketball championships on the weekend.
The Armada beat Pacific Christian 50–47 on Saturday morning at the Mark Isfeld Secondary gym in Courtenay. That put them into the bronze game against Royal Bay. They lost 72–50 to place fourth in the province.
“The score does not show how competitive the game was,” coach Ryan Broekhuizen said.
“We were up 16–6 in the first quarter and down by three at the half. They had a big bench of 14 players; our nine gave it their all.”
Laurel Davidson hit some huge three-pointers in the bronze medal game to give the Armada a big lead. Her effort earned her a tournament all-star spot.
“We ran out of gas and foul trouble kept a few of our starters on the bench.
“All the girls gave huge contributions that helped us with all of our success,” coach Broekhuizen said. “We couldn’t have done what we did without all of our nine players.
The Armada won their first game of the Islands, beating Lambrick Park 50–47 on Thursday.
They faced Saint Michaels University school of Saanich (SMU), the No. 1 ranked team on the Island, in the semifinals Friday night, but lost 70–43. That put them into the bronze medal game against Pacific Christian School on Saturday morning.
Abby Broekhuizen had a three-pointer against Pacific Christian when the Armada were down by one point with a minute left. That put Alberni up by two points.
Point guard Memphis Dick, coming back from an injury had her best game of her shortened season, scoring 19 points.