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Current students almost beat alumni for first time

Justin Tryon throws down an alley-oop pass from Ben Robson during action at the KSS Alumni basketball tournament.

The older bodies held up, just long enough, to finish off the Kwalikum Secondary School Alumni Basketball tournament, which saw the KSS senior boys team come close to winning the entire tournament.

In the end, it was the team captained by Taylor Wilson (grad 2002), beating out the senior boys team 72-65. Grade 12 Ryan Becker was named the tournament MVP, the first time that a player from the current student team has earned the honour.

“I feel like it wasn’t deserved because we finished second,” Becker said. “I think that it would have been better if we had won the tournament. It would have been the first time that a senior team has ever won the tournament, so that would have been a cool thing to do. But it’s pretty cool to win MVP with all these guys that come back, there’s a lot of good players that could have won it.”

On the girl’s side of things, there were two games for the first time at the tournament, both of which brought out very competitive games. The senior girls team came out on the losing end of a 28-27 final in the first game but then came back in another entertaining game to win 31-30.

Both senior teams are back to practice with the winter break coming to an end and will resume their league schedules, looking to improve on their records so far this season. The senior boys sit 3-0 in league play while the senior girls are 2-1 so far on the season.

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