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.
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.
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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