Smithers Secondary School's Junior Girls

Smithers Secondary School Junior Girls win Northwest Zones

Smithers Secondary School Junior Girls win Northwest Zones, move on to Langley provincials.

Smithers Secondary School’s Junior Girls Basketball team beat Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School and Caledonia Secondary School last weekend to become the Northwest Zone champions.

The team beat CSS 47-8, then went on to win against NESS 54-20. They won the final game against CSS 34-9.

They will head to Langley to play in the provincials March 2-5.

“It will be a pretty tough challenge. The girls experienced the B.C. Championships as Grade 8s last year, and it was very hard,” said coach and School District 54 superintendent Chris van der Mark. “We’ve done very well up here, but we know that there’s some much stronger teams down south.”

Chantal Gammie and Olivia Davey were named Northwest Zone Championships All-Stars and Mackinley Unruh was named tournament MVP.