Ashcroft’s Jr. Girls Anni Tyler-Briggs (8)

Ashcroft Jr. Rams place second in tournament

Ashcroft Secondary School's junior basketball teams did very well at their tournament last weekend.

  • Jan. 28, 2015 7:00 a.m.

This past weekend the Ashcroft Secondary Jr. Girls and Boys hosted eight out of town teams from Princeton, Merritt, Chase, Barriere, 100 Mile and Kamloops, and with the seats near full, the whistles often could scarcely be heard above the cheering of the crowds!

Hosting a basketball tournament is very exciting, and the teams look forward to such an event each year: Meeting and challenging teams from around the province, having home court advantage and hearing their fans cheer every time they score a basket is both nerve racking and exhilarating!

Both the Ashcroft Girls and Boys teams played three games and both ended up with Second Place trophies.

Some highlights of the tournament:

– when Jr. Boys point guard #7, Dustin Konrad scored from back of half court just in time to beat the buzzer at the end of the 1st half

– when Jr. Boys guards #7 Dustin Conrad & #9 Hunter Spinks scored three 3 point shots in the first few minutes of the 1st quarter in their final game

– when Jr. Girls, post, #15 Codey Dunbar scored 19 and 20 points in both Saturday games.

– when Jr. Girls, small forward, #8 Anni Tyler-Briggs shut down anyone she defended from scoring, including a player almost a foot taller!

Congratulations to the Most Valuable Players, M.V. P this weekend:

For the Jr. Boys, #10 Colton Sabyan, #7 Dustin Konrad, #9 Hunter Spinks and #4 Juztis Vose; and for the Jr. Girls, #13 Teresa Thomas, #8 Anni Tyler-Briggs, #15 Codey Dunbar and honourable mention to #7 Rylea Pigeon.

Fun-filled sport weekends like this could not happen without the support of so many. So, thank you to the Parents who support their kids in so many ways, including running a well stocked concession all weekend! Coaches who pour their knowledge, care and passion into the teams. Financial sponsors like Second Time Around, Constantia HDI and Graymont who make it possible to provide healthy food, uniforms, referees and trophies. And last, but not least, the Fans, who make it really fun to play the game of basketball!

Vicky Trill

Just Posted

Fires on Highway 1, CN mainline keep Ashcroft firefighters busy

Two vehicle fires and a rail fire sparked within an 11-day span

Reports on seniors’ needs, downtown show way forward for Cache Creek

‘I hope they won’t gather dust’ says Cache Creek mayor

Counselling support available for those impacted by wildfires

New, confidential, free service in region designed for families or individuals

Local News Briefs: Come out and rock

Join Rawkn’ Art Camp participants as they show off their accomplishments, and stay for a concert

Do you know these women?

Identity of two subjects of portraits by Ashcroft artist being sought

Fashion Fridays: How to dress and feel powerful

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Kraft Heinz brand baby food recalled in B.C. due to possibility of insects

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the product should not be consumed

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action thanked the feds

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

Actor and writer was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the 1969 psychedelic road trip movie

Bob Lenarduzzi out as Vancouver Whitecaps president

MLS team is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings

B.C. daycare operator denies negligence in death of ‘Baby Mac’

Infant died in early 2017 after biting an electrical cord, according to a lawsuit filed by his mom

BC SPCA reopens animal cruelty investigation at Abbotsford pig farm

Additional alleged footage released from Excelsior Hog Farm sparks new investigation

Donor upset no one noticed B.C. school’s sculpture had been missing for a year

Agassiz’s Fraser River Lodge owner baffled how theft went undetected

Most Read