Submitted by Coach Andrew Sexton
The Nechako Valley Secondary Sr Girls Basketball team won the North central Division Zone Championship on February 25, the Viqueens went undefeated with victories over College Heights, Duchess Park and Williams Lake not once but two times.
The team put together a spectacular weekend of basketball, and our tournament Second All-star was Sheyanne Sundahl, Best Defensive Player was Julia Stienabach, and the tournament Most Valuable Player was Sydney Siemens.
The Viqueens attended the AA Sr Girls provincials from March 7- 10, where we were ranked 14th going into the tournament, overall the team played very well, we finished the tournament with one win and three losses. Our first game was against number 3-ranked Holy Cross from Surrey we lost 70 – 30, our second game was against Abbotsford Christian where we lost a close one 48 – 39.
The third game was a match against Charles Hays from Prince Rupert, and Viqueens fought and won 71 – 68.
In the win Sydney Siemens scored 37 points, that was the highest point total for any player in one game at this years provincials!
Our final game of the tournament was against Saint Thomas from the Lower Mainland. We lost a close one 66 – 60. The Viqueens placed 14th in the tournament but honoured their school and region by bringing home this years Most Sportsmanlike Award.
Our player of the game awards for each game were Sheyanne Sundahl, Sydney Siemens (2 player of the games) and Andrea Schneck.
The Viqueens had a very successful season, they exceeded their team goals and fought very hard for all their achievements.