SS Boys Basketball Wraps Exciting Season
The Senior Boys Basketball team recently finished a season full of highs by coming 7th in the BC 'A' Provincial Championships.
The boys played three games over the course of the tournament, which ran from March 7 to March 10 in Langley, BC.
They started the tournament with a win against Northside Christian, then took on the #1-ranked team in the province, Credo Christian. It was a tough game from start to finish: GNS lead by 2 at halftime, but couldn't match them down stretch. After a hard fight the team lost their third game to Khalsa.
"It was a real challenge," said Coach Harvey Thorau. "They contested it right to the end, and the way the team played, people want to play us now—they know we're competitive."
In recognition of his hard work, Grade 11 student Chris Graham was named the 2nd team all-star.
"Being named a provincial all-star was a great honor, and I owe all the credit to my teammates and coaches," Chris said. "With eight Grade 11s returning for next season I'm very optimistic about are chances at provincials next year."
This week, Chris and fellow teammate Ethan Stanger learned they had made the Greater Victoria All-City team, as voted on by the coaches of Greater Victoria.
Overall, the season was full of highs for the Senior Boys: they won a total of three tournaments and came out 7th in the province, moving up from their 8th place rank last year.
Special thanks to GNS Alum Steve King and Harvey Thorau, whose hard work and dedication made this season's successes possible!