The Ashcroft Senior Girls’ basketball team won a nail-biter in overtime on Feb. 19, defeating Chase 47–44 at a game played at St. Ann’s Academy in Kamloops. The win has secured the team a berth at the Okanagans, which take place in Lumby from Feb. 25–27. A good showing there will see the team qualify for the provincial tournament.
The team did an exceptional job to get the win, as they were down to eight players (two of them juniors), and two of their starting players fouled out in the fourth quarter, leaving the team with just six players to finish the game and go into overtime.
The Ashcroft Senior Boys’ team also won in overtime on the 19th, overcoming Clearwater by a score of 70–63. The win brought the boys a step closer to trying to challenge for a spot at the Okanagans. They played Vernon Christian School in a game in Ashcroft on Feb. 22, which they won 85–45. The team was set to play King’s Christian at a game in Salmon Arm on Feb. 23; a win would mean the boys’ team also qualifies for the Okanagans.