The Junior Girls were at home over the weekend at the Peace Regional Tournament hosted by North Peace and Bert Bowes. The Grizzlies started the tournament with a match up against Dr Kearney – their first of the season. After a bit of a slow start, the girls were able to build off of their strong team defense and pull away from Kearney in the second half to solidify the win. The Grizzlies started Saturday against Hudson Hope, demonstrating their drive to be better with a focus and confidence on the court. The game ended with a score of 91-0. The second game started off with control and consistency against Bert Bowes and paid off with a 55-10 win. The final against Dr. Kearney started with high energy but the girls pulled together with no hesitation winning the Regional Tournament 74-32. Congrats to Tournament All-Star Alyssa Gallant, and “Hustle & Heart” recipient Meghan Stobbe.

The Junior Boys were also at home for the Regional Tournament. The Grizzlies had easy wins in the 5 team round robin, which led to another match up in the final against Dawson Creek. The boys started strong, going up 7-4 in the first five minutes, but Dawson Creek clawed their way back and the score at the end of the quarter left the Grizzlies down 15-18. The Grizzlies ultimately lost 51-65, finishing the tournament in 2nd place. Both Dawson Creek and NPSS are off to Zones this weekend. 

This weekend was the final tournament for the Senior Boys before they head to Zones. The Grizzlies won their first two games (Nechako Valley and College Heights), which set them up to play Duchess Park in the final. The boys came out firing and took an early lead, however, after a back and forth battle with the Condors, they went into the second half down 42-46. With a 92-75 loss, the Grizzlies ended up finishing the tournament in 2nd place. With a record of 11-4, the Grizzlies head back to Prince George on Thursday this week to face the Prince George Polars in the NCD Zone Championships, a best of three series that will determine who gets the berth to Provincials. 

Up Next: The Junior Girls, Senior Girls and Senior Boys head to Prince George on Thursday, while the Junior Boys head to Vanderhoof for the NCD Zone Championships. Good luck Grizzlies!