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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – All four of the North Peace Secondary School’s basketball teams were in action this past weekend, as the Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys teams went to St. Albert and the Jr. teams travelled to Prince George.

The Senior teams competed at the Sturgeon Composite High School Tournament. The Senior Girls lost a close first game against Holy Rosary 50-52, and lost their second game against PIC by another close margin of 43-47. Heading into their 3rd game to play for 7th spot, the girls battled back to trounce Bellerose 74-48. Britney Peters, Jaime McPherson and Jamie Harder were named the team’s MVPs in each game.

The NPSS Sr. Boys basketball team in St. Albert on the weekend. Photo by supplied.

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The Senior Boys had a bit more luck this past weekend. The boys beat Memorial High 98-74 in their first game, before losing Game 2 to Bev Facey 78-118. Playing for third place, the boys went up against host Sturgeon Composite in a nail-biter. Tyler Coulter was named MVP as NPSS won 82-80. Tanner Sandberg and Blake Hedges were the team’s other MVPs in their first games.

In Prince George, the Jr. Girls competed at the Duchess Park tournament, while the boys’ tournament was hosted by Prince George Secondary. The Girls ended up winning third place at Duchess Park, beating the host school’s ‘B’ squad 63-21, losing to Smithers 30-43, then demolishing College Heights 50-12. The Jr. Boys lost their first game at PGSS against DP Todd 48-68, but went on to dominate in their other two games 68-28 over Caledonia, and 76-22 vs. Nechako Valley to win the tournament Consolation side. Earl Conception and Mason Miranda were named the team’s MVPs over the weekend.

Though the Christmas break is fast approaching for NPSS students, the school will be hosting their Alumni Tournament over the break. The tourney takes place at NPSS December 30th and 31st.

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