Northside senior girls qualify for basketball provincials

The Northside Christian School’s senior girls basketball team is once again heading to the provincial championships

NCS Senior Girls Basketball coach

Submitted by Kevin Bublitz

TheNorthsideChristianSchool’sseniorgirlsbasketballteamisonceagainheading totheprovincialchampionshipsfor‘A’girlsdivision.

Since 2007, the girls have not qualified until last year, and now this makes it twoyears in a row.

This year’s team is composed of Grade 12 players Oaksana Hauge, Charis Schlamp,Jessica de Vries, Katie Wiens, Nicole Bublitz, and Emily Froese; Grade 11 playerMary Gill; and Grade 10 players Kara Friesen, Julia Friesen, and Amelija Hague.

The girls finished the season with a third-place finish at the zone championship,which was hosted in Prince George at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Cedars Christian finished in first place, followed by Valemount Secondary. Bothteams will also represent the North Central zone at provincials.

Both Nicole Bublitz and Charis Schlamp finished with first-team all-stars, and MaryGill was the winner of the Sixth Player award.

Just like last year, the 16 team championships will be hosted by Duncan ChristianSchool and will start on March 8. Northside comes into the tournament seeded14th, and are motivated to move up in the final standings.

Tournament information can be found at http://www.bcgirlsabball.ca/