Sixteen groups from throughout BC are within the Okanagan this week, competing within the BC Excessive Faculty Basketball Ladies 1A Provincial Championship at Kelowna Christian Faculty.
And college spirit is up as soon as once more, as COVID-19 crowd restrictions are eased, permitting followers within the stands.
“It has been two years since we had a basketball event with followers in our health club,” stated Mike Campbell, head of faculty at KCS.
“It has been two years for the reason that provincial championships within the Okanagan.”
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Whereas hosts KCS Knights are the defending champions, this season Vernon Christian Faculty Royals completed third within the event.
“We have by no means made it to the provincial, not to mention ranks,” Royals coach Robare Gingras advised World Information.
However now, after defeating KCS Knights within the Valley Ultimate 49-46, the Royals wish to shock everybody and win their first provincial championship.
“When you have a look at us, we’re not tall, we’re not very spectacular in apply, however one thing occurs once we play,” Gingras stated.
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Gingras credit teamwork for his present success, and credit Caitlin Gingras’ play to the workforce’s greatest.
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“Caitlin’s having a beautiful yr,” stated Robare Gingras.
There is a nice line entering into praising Royals coach Caitlin Gingras as a result of the 16-year-old guard is his daughter – and navigating a parent-player dynamic will be troublesome.
“It is undoubtedly loads, I even have my father as a instructor,” admitted Caitlin.
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However Caitlin says VCS is a kindergarten for a category 12 faculty, she grew up together with her friends and they’re snug together with her and her father teaching.
“Having an in depth relationship with all of them has made it simpler,” Caitlin stated. “I feel with out it, there would undoubtedly be a special dynamic.”
Caitlin plans to proceed taking part in basketball after graduating from highschool. Nonetheless, she desires to first take the VCS to a provincial championship this weekend.
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