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Coaldale Christian takes home 1A boys provincial basketball championship

Posted on March 21, 2024 by Sunny South News

By Garrett Simmons
Sunny South News

Coaldale Christian is on top of the 1A boys basketball world here in Alberta.

The high school team completed a dominant run in the 1A Boys Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Provincial Championships with a 94-62 win in the final over No. 3 ranked Airdrie.

Owen Senneker had 24 to lead the way for Coaldale, while Asher Slomp had 22, Darren Mckay had 13 and Blake Bareman added 11.

No. 1-ranked Coaldale Christian earned first-round bye and cruised through the quarterfinal with a big 109-47 win over No. 9 Consort.

Then, Coaldale had another easy win with a 98-42 victory over No. 4 South Central.

The No. 2 ranked team out of Coalhurst also had a bye in the first round. But things didn’t go as planned in round two, as the favourites were upset by No. 10 E.H. Walter.

That pushed Coalhurst to the B Pool, which was much friendlier to the team. Coalhurst took down No. 6 Fox Creek by a score of 82-41 and then won the B Pool title with a 65-59 victory over No. 5 Worsley.

In 2A boys provincials, No. 5 Kate Andrews started strong with a first-round win over No. 12 Tofield, by a score of 83-57. But the Coaldale team was eliminated from championship contention in the quarters after a 93-75 loss to Sexsmith.

In the B Pool, Kate Andrews topped No. 9 Harry Collinge and then won the consolation title with a 97-71 victory over No. 6 Heritage Christian.

The 2A girls provincial tournament in Lethbridge had Kate Andrews enter as the No. 4 seed, as the team earned a first-round bye.

But the second round was not kind to Kate Andrews, as the team fell 69-45 to No. 5 Sexsmith.

That pushed KAte Andrews to the B Pool, where the team defeated No. 8 Oilfields 58-52. The Coaldale team then won the consolation title with a 46-35 win over No. 11-ranked Lomont.

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