Senior Girls Basketball
For many of the girls, this year’s season began early in September, with sunny outdoor practices, jogs, and tiring hill sprints. The rigorous training quickly whipped us back into shape after long and relaxed summers. Following our fitness regime, we built offensive plays and worked on our defensive techniques. Shortly before we kicked off our competitive season, we welcomed Mr. Doman as our assistant coach. With his intense knowledge and love for basketball, we knew he had a lot to offer and we were ready for a change when he joined us. After initial bumps adjusting to a new coaching voice, we soon adapted to Mr. Doman’s coaching style.
Jumping right back into the loop of things after Christmas Break, the girls hosted the annual Ogilvie Invitational Tournament which showcased a plethora of exceptional basketball. The following week we travelled to St. Michael's, to play in a tournament with a number of skilled teams: this proved to be both a mental and physical challenge. After the tough weekend at SMUS, we had a week to prepare for our much-anticipated overnight tournament hosted by Mark Isfeld in Comox.
After a tough opening game loss, we rallied together for a strong win (earning a well appreciated sleep in) before a late night team dinner. To end our stay in Comox, we faced Ladysmith in a nailbiter. After a slow first half, we hungrily came into the third quarter facing a fifteen point deficit. Halfway through the third quarter Brentwood had tied it up. In the last two minutes of the game we were down three points. Spectators on the sidelines were jumping out of their seats, coaches were pulling out their hair, and the benches were going crazy. Unfortunately, Ladysmith played strong defense in those last seconds and we lost by one point. Finishing the season with a play-in game to get to Islands, the girls played an emotional game and left it all out on the court for a strong finish to the season.
Thanks to Mr. Warner and Mr. Doman for all of their efforts on our behalf.
Chidinma A, Captain, Alex ‘17