Bulkley Valley Christian School will head to Duncan for provincials March 9-12.

Bulkley Valley Christian School basketballers heading to provincials

BVCS Royals will head to Duncan to participate in provincials after winning zones.

Bulkley Valley Christian School won the three-team Northwest Zone Single A basketball championship.

In game one BVCS defeated Houston Secondary School 70-18. The Royals were led in scoring by Carley VanderHeyden who netted 19 and Julie Bandstra added 13.

Nichole Hak led Houston with five points.

Game two had the host Royals up against the Spartans from Hazelton. In another dominating game BVCS came out on top 69-11. The defence was strong again for the Royals and they were led in scoring by VanderHeyden with 17, Bandstra with 12 and Tori Mager with 11. The Spartans were led by Chante Simms with three points.

Game three matched Houston against Hazelton with the winner advancing to play BVCS in the finals. In a close, hard fought game the Wolverines edged the Spartans 31-28.

With the top two teams in the final, the Wolverines were looking for the upset but the Royals were backed by an enthusiastic home crowd and that helped them to another convincing win, 55-19.

Tournament MVP, VanderHeyden once again led the team by scoring 14 points while Allstar Amanda Oevering used strong defence to help shut down the Wolverines’ attack.

The Royals will be travelling to Duncan to participate in the Single A Provincials March 9-12.