Wolf Creek teams prosper at CWAJHAA qualifier

Several Wolf Creek and area junior high basketball teams are moving on to a zones-like tournament

Several Wolf Creek and area junior high basketball teams are moving on to a zones-like tournament after flourishing at the CWAJHAA qualifying tournament, held at St. Augustine Catholic School over the weekend.

The tournament, held in both gyms at the school, involved two different groups. Host school’s Adam Bowie says the 1J division holds the smaller rural schools and the 2J division consists of schools similar in size to St. Augustine.

The CWAJHAA tournament will also be held at St. Augustine, March 13 and 14.

For the 2J division boys, Lacombe Christian School and the St. A boys (white jerseys) will attend the tournament.

CWAJHAA takes the top two teams from each division.

“Lacombe beat St. Augustine in the finals by about five points,” said Bowie.

The Rimbey team will also compete in the tournament from that division. “Because we’re hosting we get another representative from that area,” said Bowie.

The school’s girls’ team had other commitments and was not able to attend the qualifying tournament.

From the 1J teams, Father Lacombe Catholic School and Mecca Glen make up the boys teams and for the girls, Mecca Glen and Bluffton School.

“It went really well. I thought our area was represented really well by our teams,” said Bowie.

The CWAJHAA tournament will be much larger and consist of teams out of the area including, Red Deer, Bentley and Stettler, as well as Ponoka and Lacombe teams.

“It’ll be really good. Typically Wolf Creek teams do really well,” said Bowie.