Students at Alberni District Secondary School, shown at Totem 63 in January 2018, are proud of their basketball teams. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Alberni Armada senior girls play for Island bronze

Girls drop game to SMU, still have a shot at provincial basketball berth

The Alberni District Secondary School Armada will play for bronze at the AA senior girls Island basketball championships after dropping their second game 70–43 against Saint Michael’s University. The Islands are taking place at Mark Isfeld Secondary in Courtenay, Feb. 15–17.

The Armada was down 32–17 at halftime against SMU, and 54-35 after three quarters. Saint Michael’s is the No. 1 ranked senior girls’ team on Vancouver Island.

Armada coach Ryan Broekhuizen decided to save his starting players in the fourth quarter so they will be rested for Saturday’s morning game where they will face Pacific Christian in the game for third and fourth place. They play at 11:45 a.m. at Mark Isfeld.

“I am really proud of these girls and just making it to the Island championship is a big accomplishment,” Broekhuizen said after the game Friday night.

“The third place team still has a chance to challenge the Lower Mainland No. 4 (fourth place) team and go to provincials,” he added, so the Armada still have a shot at making the provincials Feb. 28–March 3 at the Langley Events Centre.

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