The divisional champion Westshore Warriors 7 team shows off their hardware after the recent finals of the Victoria Night League basketball tournament. Pictured (back row

Warriors basketball teams dominate Victoria Night League

Westshore Warriors girls gain good experience for school play next fall

The gyms at S.J. Willis school in Victoria were inundated with the golden jerseys of the Westshore Warriors girls basketball teams at the recent Night League championship games.

The senior Warrior 9 team finished off the winter season undefeated, while and the two Warrior 7 teams were undefeated against non-Warrior clubs.

Warrior 9sThe two Grade 7 teams played each other twice in the regular season, with each team winning once, amazingly by an identical point spread.

Cumulatively for the season, these three teams had an astonishing record of 43-0 against other programs.

The two Warrior 7 teams will compete at the provincial Club Championships to be held in Langley in April.

In December, the abundance of Warrior players on the Dunsmuir middle school teams led the Grade 7 girls to the school’s first Greater Victoria city championship win in more than a decade.

The school’s Grade 8 team, also comprised heavily of Warrior players, played in the Grade 8 Invitational Provincial Championship in Pitt Meadows recently and finished seventh overall. In their final game, Hannah Cormode had 30 points while Lauren Awalt achieved a triple double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 12 basketball team namesassists. Both girls are in the Warrior program.

With the opening of the new Belmont and Royal Bay high schools this September, the Warriors Basketball Club is increasing its number of teams and will continue to develop players to improve the West Shore’s competitiveness in school basketball.

– submitted by Michelle Scoville

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