QBMS girls hoops team always improving

Highlight of the season came last Friday against Bulldog squad

From the hardwood comes word the Grade 8 girls basketball team from Qualicum Beach Middle School capped off its season last week with a thrilling win.

According to the Eagles’ teacher/coach Ruth Stefanek, this year’s team was made up of 14 enthusiastic players. The team attended five tournaments from Comox to Victoria, competed in the Nanaimo league and Parksville/Qualicum league and played a number of exhibition games.

“It was a season to focus on individual skills, with some basic team strategies.”

The biggest competition they faced she said was Mark Isfeld (Comox) and Wellington and NDSS from Nanaimo.

“It’s always great to see a huge improvement throughout the season.”

During the course of the season they played Wellington three times, losing to them the first two times by close to 30 points.

In their final meeting of the season on Feb. 24 the Eagles were within four points in the third quarter.

“It was a highlight of the season for sure,” said Stefanek.

“It was a great game of basketball to watch, although we did end up losing by 10 in the end, the Wellington coach just couldn’t believe our improvements.”

The highlight of the season, she said, was last Friday when they finally beat their rivals the John Barsby Bulldogs from Nanaimo.

 

CALLING ALL GIRLS

A reminder Oceanside Club Basketball starts up after spring break at KSS. A fun program for Dist. 69 girls in Grades 7-9 that runs every Monday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. (gym opens at 5:30 p.m.), cost is $25 which includes a cool t-shirt. For more information contact Darin Carmichael at Springwood Middle School or dcarmichael@sd69.bc.ca, or Ruth Stefanek at KSS (rstefane@sd69.bc.ca).

“We are hoping to get as many girls out from OMS, SMS, QBMS, BSS and KSS,” says Stefanek.

 

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