Fort St. James Secondary School hosted another successful basketball tournament for the second year in a row.
The tournament, held in both school gyms, took place on Jan. 9 and 10 and welcomed eight senior teams and nine junior teams who played 28 games making this the largest basketball tournament of its kind in Northern B.C.
James Waddell, athletic director at Fort St. James Secondary School is thrilled with the results and is thankful to all of the supporters who helped make the event another success.
“A tournament this big cannot happen without a lot of help. This year we had 14 different referees’ do the 26 games. We also had 31 students help out with the score tables. A few people went above and beyond and did much more than their share of the work,” Waddell said.
A special thank you goes out to teacher Andrew Vogelsang for all his hard work refereeing and overseeing the junior tournament.
“Four of our grade 8 students also got very involved. Special thanks to Jaynee Gauthier, Austyn McKersie, Emily Geerneart, and Maria Spodniak. These four students all worked many hours making sure this tournament was a success. And thank you to all the janitorial staff at FSJSS. They worked so hard to make sure our school was ready for tournament and then again to make sure theschool was ready for classes on Monday,” Waddell said.
“We have already had 14 teams register for next year’s tournament. This speaks volumes to the enjoyment all the teams have when they come to Fort St James each year.”
Tournament Senior Results:
Game 1 – FSJ Girls VS Northside Girls 39-48
Game 2 – FLESS Boys VS LDSS Boys 74-69
Game 3 – FSJ Boys VS Northside Boys 47-64
Game 4 – Valemount Girls VS Chetwynd Girls 61-19
Game 5 – FSJ Boys VS LDSS Boys 52-57
Game 6 – FSJ Girls VS Chetwynd Girls 72-17
Game 7 – LDSS Boys VS Northside Boys 72-66
Game 8 – Valemount Girls VS Northside Girls 48-67
Game 9 – Northside Boys VS FLESS Boys 87-45
Game 10 – Chetwynd Girls VS Northside Girls 27-64
Game 11 – FSJ Boys VS FLESS Boys 33-83
Game 12 – FSJ Girls VS Valemount Girls 46-40
Tournament Junior Results:
Game 1 – FSJ Boys VS Northside Boys (NEW GYM) 23-50
Game 2 – Northside Girls VS FLESS Girls 16-42
Game 3 – FSJ Boys VS Cedars Boys 7-47
Game 4 – FLESS Girls VS Cedars Girls 19-14
Game 5 – Valemount Girls VS Northside Girls 22-37
Game 6 – Cedars Boys VS Valemount Boys 47-18
Game 7 – Tumbler Ridge Girls VS Cedars Girls 20-24
Game 8 – Cedars Boys VS Valemount Boys 43-20
Game 9 – Northside Boys VS FSJ Boys 61-26
Game 10 – Northside Girls VS Tumbler Ridge Girls 33-41
Game 11 – Northside Boys VS Valemount Boys 45-16
Game 12 – Valemount Girls VS Cedars Girls 23-44
Game 13 – FLESS Girls VS Tumbler Ridge Girls 46-30
Game 14 – Cedars Boys VS Northside Boys 51-42
Game 15 – Valemount Girls VS FLESS Girls 18-39
Game 16 – Valemount Boys VS FSJ Boys 37-44
Most Sportsmanlike Team awards:
Jr Boys – Cedars
Jr Girls – Tumbler Ridge
Sr Boys – Northside
Sr Girls – Fort St James