Brentwood Athletics Review – January 2015
It has been an action-packed start to the month of January in Brentwood Athletics. Keeping with tradition, there has been a flurry of Showcase events including our first ever Showcase hockey game with St. George's School. The student spirit in the arena was fantastic and the level of hockey probably the best we have seen in recent years as our boys took on a very talented St. Georges' team. While Brentwood came up on the short end of a 6-3 score, the game was tightly contested until late in the third period when Saints scored a couple of beautiful goals and added an empty netter. Nonetheless, it was a great evening for our school and it was capped off with the traditional Mackenzie House Skate which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Just three nights later, our Senior Girls and Senior Boys basketball teams hosted Shawnigan Lake School in another Showcase evening. The girls game was an exciting affair with the Shawnigan team jumping out to what looked like an insurmountable 15 point half-time lead. In an extraordinary display of resilience and poise under pressure, the Brentwood girls battled back in the second half and came away with a thrilling three point victory. It was a remarkable win for the girls made all the more special by doing it in front of the full school.
In the boys game, the Brentwood team struggled in the first half and went into the change room down by 4 but the team responded well, reclaiming the lead in the third and eventually establishing a comfortable margin in the fourth and coming away with a 57-48 win.
In Junior basketball, our girls have looked very strong in league play and recently returned from their ISA tournament in Vancouver where they went 1-2 but showed well against some of the top teams in the province.
The Juniors Boys have won a fair share of hardware already this year having earned bronze at the Brentwood Invitational, Silver at Mark Isfeld and the ISA tournament and Gold at the Victoria Invitational. The team is poised to earn a rare berth to the Island Championship and hopefully challenge for a place at provincials.
Even though it is not rugby season, there were a couple of notable achievements. William MP, Aaron H, Ciel AB, Avi S, McKenna H & Denise R have all been selected at their age level to represent British Columbia at the Las Vegas International 7's Rugby Tournament.
There is no question it has been an excellent start to the year. Action will heat up in February as all of our basketball teams will commence their playoff runs and the hockey program will host its famous Ross Cup Tournament.