Hotbed of hoops

From North Islands to AAA Island championships, high school hosting it all.

Alberni District Secondary School is a hotbed of basketball this month.

The junior boys’ basketball zone playdowns concluded on Feb. 7, and the junior girls basketball North Islands are slated for ADSS this Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14.

The senior boys’ basketball North Islands are scheduled for the Alberni Athletic Hall Feb1920–21 and the senior girls’ AAA Island championships take place Thursday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 21.

“It’s crazy busy,” said Mike Roberts, athletic director at the high school.

The school is gearing up for the junior girls North Islands this weekend.

The Armada junior boys finished fourth in the zone playdowns, and faced Ladysmith in a challenge game Tuesday night to decide who will go on to the North Island championships. No score was available before the News went to press.

From Thursday, Feb. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 21, the school will host both the senior boys’ AAAA North Island championships and the senior girls’ AAA Island championships concurrently. The boys were originally going to be at the Alberni Athletic Hall but some booking confusion have them juggling gymnasiums at ADSS, Roberts said.

There will only be four boys’ teams and they will be able to run their final on Saturday afternoon, while the senior girls’ teams take a break to hold their annual general meeting. The girls will wrap up their finals Saturday evening.

HOOP-LA…The public is welcome to come out and watch the junior girls’ North Islands this weekend; admission is by donation.