That’s a Wrap!
After two years of dedicated hard work, the Senior Girls’ team reached their goal and had a season for the history books! To prepare for a much-anticipated competitive season, the majority of the team started practicing in September. Surprisingly, for more than half of the team, it was their first time suiting up with a Brentwood uniform, however, that did not stop this team from making history!
Our season was a special one. A late start due to provincial volleyball pushed back our first game as a team until mid-January, where we kicked started the season with a nail-biter, ultimately losing by a basket to 3A school, Mark Isfeld. We quickly learned from the tough loss and bounced back the next day to beat 4A powerhouse NDSS.
Each game the team kept growing, and suddenly our underrated team became one to beat at the Island Championship. Going into playoffs, we only had five games under our belt but played tirelessly for our spot in the final. We knew going up against SMUS, a provincially recognized team, wasn’t going to be easy. After a fantastic start, Brentwood was up by three points at the half then, wistfully, SMUS gained momentum in the 4th quarter and our girls brought home the silver medal - qualifying for Provincials. “We were happy with our performance at Islands, we made a name for ourselves, and proved we deserve to be there this year and in the years to come” cheerfully admits Co-Captain Jensa NG, Mack ‘23
Becoming the first Brentwood Senior Girls squad to go to the provincial tournament, our team dynamic shined through. From our starters to the last bit of our bench, every girl on the team demonstrated tremendous support and played for one another. After a devastating loss to Southridge, the #7 seed, in our first game, by just one basket, the girls had a convincing win over St John Brebeuf. Like the rest of the season, our girls had battled against adversity and after I suffered a season-ending knee injury, the team was even more determined to show up. Unfortunately, we fell short and ended the tournament 1-3, losing our last two games by very narrow scores of five and eight points.
No team battled like us. We would like to thank our coaches, Ms Napier, Ms Anderson and Topper. If it weren't for them we wouldn't have had such a memorable season. #1, #3 and #15 (our Grade 12s Jocelyn L, Sophie B & Eric E, Mack ‘22) signing out.
Miranda NP, Co-Captain, Alexandra ‘23