The Prince Charles Secondary School senior boys (above) and girls (below story) basketball teams started their season on the weekend.

Basketball season begins for Creston’s Prince Charles Secondary School

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The Prince Charles Secondary School senior boys and girls opened their basketball season with a home tournament Jan. 25 and 26.

The senior boys, coached by Doug Dortman and Andrew Stolz, finished first in their round robin play, defeating Sparwood 67-49 and Fernie 68-54. They finished second overall after losing to Fernie 62-44 in the final game. High scorers over the weekend were Kieran Poznikoff and Gianfranco Markusovic.

The senior girls, coached by Sharen Popoff, lost all three games over the weekend. The girls played strongly and intensely but had difficulties with their shooting success and were defeated 66-27 and 68-37 by Sparwood, and 62-28 by Rossland. High scorers were Cheyanne Kehler and Courtney Valer.

On Jan. 21, the Grade 8 boys, coached by Larry Hills and sponsored by Sue Thorne, travelled to Cranbrook. The boys defeated a combined team of Parkland/Laurie middle schools 30-22. The junior boys, coached by Rick Czar, beat Laurie Middle School but no score was made available.

—PRINCE CHARLES SECONDARY SCHOOL

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