16 junior basketball teams battle it out in league championships

Basketball teams in the Wolf Creek league battled it out Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 7

Nathaniel Padilla

Nathaniel Padilla

Basketball teams in the Wolf Creek league battled it out Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 7 to take on winners in the CWAJHAA league from the week before.

Games were played both days at the Ponoka Secondary Campus gym with eight boys and eight girls teams, explained co-ordinator Adam Troitsky.

“The purpose of this tournament is to determine who the top team in the league was for boys and girls. The east schools never play the west schools during the regular season, so this is our playoff,” explained Troitsky, who doubles and the coach for the Mecca Glen girls.

Girls’ results:

Mecca Glen defeated Bluffton in the final and Rimbey defeated Father Lacombe in the bronze game.

Boys’ Results:

Father Lacombe defeated Lacombe Junior High in the final and Lacombe Christian defeated St. Augustine in the bronze game.

CWAJHAA teams face off in finals

For the CWAJHAA teams, qualifiers were held Feb. 27 and 28 and this weekend the winners from that tournament will represent Wolf Creek Friday, March 13 and March 14.

Bluffton and Mecca Glen girls will represent Wolf Creek at 1J girls CWAJHAA in Rocky Mountain House.

Father Lacombe, Bentley and Mecca Glen will represent Wolf Creek at 1J boys CWAJHAA in Bentley.

Rimbey, Lacombe Christian and Ponoka Secondary Campus junior teams will represent Wolf Creek at 2J girls CWAJHAA at David Thompson Secondary School.

Lacombe Christian, St. Augustine and Rimbey will represent Wolf Creek at 2J boys CWAJHAA at St. Augustine Catholic School.