Claire Obst speeds towards the basket against a defending Knight at Eckville Jr/Sr High School on March 2. The senior girls Aces defeated CACHS en route to a league title. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Eckville Aces senior girls, boys punch ticket to Zones

The senior girls Aces will be hosting the Zones tournament on home court, March 13-14

The senior boys and girls Eckville Aces both punched their ticket to zones on Monday night.

The senior girls took to the court first to battle the CACHS Knights for the Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association 1A West title on March 2.

The Aces hit the ground running pulling ahead of the Knights 12-4 in the first quarter and headed into halftime time with a 12-point lead, 26-14.

The senior girls continued to cushion their lead after the break widening the gap to 32-points in the third quarter.

At the final buzzer the Aces hoisted the trophy with a 70-35 victory over CACHS.

In addition to the trophy the win comes with the opportunity to host the Zones tournament at Eckville Jr/Sr High School.

The top eight teams in Central Alberta will make the trip to Eckville March 13-14 to fight for a spot at provincials.

The successful season landed the senior girls at the top of the league, as well as a seventh place ranking of all 132 1A teams in Alberta.

Following the trophy presentation the senior boys were ready for tipoff against the visiting Caroline Cougars.

The senior boys Aces competed for the league’s third position on March 2.

A lead was determined early by the Aces closing out the first quarter up 19-2 before continuing to rack up the points for a 40-10 lead at half.

The strong performance by the boys continued into the second half with the third quarter going to the Aces 59-25.

A final score of 73-43 locked the senior boys Aces into Zones in Castor, March 13-14.

Outside of the senior teams, the Junior A girls team won CWAJAA qualifiers to make them the best 1J school in Central Alberta.

They will be in Lacombe March 13-14 to compete against the best small schools in the Central Zone.


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Dekker Gillett works to move the ball past a defending Cougar on March 2. The senior boys Aces battled Caroline for third place in the league. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Kolton Glenn looks over the head of a Cougar before going up to make a shot on Monday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Annika McAlpine leaps to take a shot during the second half of the senior girls’ game on Monday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

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