Broncs host successful basketball tournament

The Ponoka Composite High School Broncs Senior Boys Basketball team was busy over the weekend trying to win their basketball games during an intense tournament.

  • Dec. 17, 2008 11:00 a.m.
The PCHS Broncs played well for being a young team at the Pump tournament and played hard to keep their hands on the ball.

The PCHS Broncs played well for being a young team at the Pump tournament and played hard to keep their hands on the ball.

The Ponoka Composite High School Broncs Senior Boys Basketball team was busy over the weekend trying to win their basketball games during an intense tournament.

The Pump Basketball Tournament was held on the weekend of Dec. 13 at the PCHS gymnasium.

The championship game saw the Calgary’s Springbank conquer Edmonton’s Louis St. Laurent for a first place win.

Blaine Haines, coach for the Broncs, says that the school’s team didn’t do extremely well but was still happy with the way they played.

“The Broncs didn’t fare too well but it’s a young team, and this tournament was a really good experience for them,” said Haines.

Haines enjoyed being a part of the tournament and says the action was there on the weekend.

“It was our 18th annual,” he said. “It was very successful, Calgary and Louis St. Laurent played in the championship game and Springbank ended up winning, it was a very exciting final.”

The first round games saw PCHS Broncs play Beaumont resulting in a win for the Broncs of 97-44. Springbank triumphed over Hinton 108-40, Lindsay Thurber lost against Louis St. Laurent 77-71. RF Staples Westlock lost against Grande Prairie 82-53.

The second round games were not so good for the PCHS Broncs. They faced off against Springbank and lost 81-25. The close game between Louis St. Laurent and Grande Prairie resulted in Louis St. Laurent winning 56-53. Hinton conquered Beaumont 72-40 and Lindsay Thurber won against RF Staples 107-60.

In the Consolation game Lindsay won over Hinton 107-75. The third place game saw Grande Prairie win against Ponoka 76-38. Springbank and Louis St. Laurent made the championship game with Springbank taking first place 69-66.