Aces no. 3 Savannah McAlpine reaches to keep the ball out of the Tigers’ hands at the Central Zones Tournament held at Gus Wetter School March 8-9. The Aces went on to win bronze in the tournament. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Senior girls Eckville Aces bring bronze home from Zones

The senior girls basketball team played in the tournament at Gus Wetter School in Castor March 8-9

The Eckville Aces senior girls basketball team captured bronze at this year’s Central Zone Tournament.

The tournament was held at Gus Wetter School in Castor on March 8-9.

The Aces opened their Zones journey with a 58-39 win over the host team, Gus Wetter Tigers, on March 8.

SEE MORE: PHOTOS: Eckville, Castor square off at provincials

On Saturday, March 9, the senior girls found themselves up against CACHS for their second game.

The Aces slipped to a 53-41 loss to the CACHS Knights knocking the Aces out of a spot in provincials.

The senior girls Aces met Bawlf for their third game of the tournament and a shot at third place.

The game was 59-44 for the Aces landing the senior girls a bronze.

“This is the youngest team we have ever brought to Zones with the best finish we’ve ever had at Zones,” said Coach Cody Magneson in an email. “I’m very proud of our young team [and] the effort they put in all season; from the first practice to our last game for bronze.”

“Thank you to everyone for the support we received all season,” added Magneson.

RELATED: Eckville Sr. girls Aces climb playoff ladder

The senior girls’ Aces also earned an honourable mention from the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Assocition (ASAA) for being one of the top 15 schools in 1A basketball in the province.

CACHS end up clinching the Zone Tournament’s top spot.


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Annika McAlpine takes a shot on net during the Aces game against the Gus Wetter Tigers during the Zones Tournament on March 8. Kevin J Sabo photo.

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