Basketball has been an exciting season for our teams this year. All of our Junior and Senior High teams made it to the playoffs. Our Junior High B boys had a good season but lost their first game in playoffs. The Junior High B girls had great success throughout their tournaments they played and came out first at the Husky Hoops Tournament. In our league play, they made the premier conference for playoffs. Overall, they placed third in a nail biter of a game, winning by one point!
Our Junior High A boys fought hard throughout the season. They were part of the city conference and placed second in their final match. The Junior High A girls made it to the premier league, which was a very exciting accomplishment for them, but they lost their first playoff match in a tough game against Edmonton Northeast Christian.
This was the first year we had a JV Boys team. The JV team did not participate in league but had a few exhibition games and a tournament. They showed a lot of growth in their season and it was such a pleasure to provide the opportunity for an additional team this year.
The Senior Girls team have had a challenging but successful season, competing in division 1/2 of Edmonton metro league against 3A and 4A opponents. We finished with a 4–6 record in league play, advancing to the division 2 playoffs. After a successful quarterfinal game against Lillian Osborne(4A), the Penguin lost a close semifinal game to Sturgeon Comp. High(ranked 3A).
In tournament play the Penguins were successful, taking two silvers and one bronze.
Memorable games this season include victories over Ross Sheppard(4A), Archbishop Jordan (4A), Archbishop O’Leary((4A), J.Percy Page(4A), Glenmary(ranked 2A), Calgary Christian(ranked 2A), as well as a 5 point loss at Rundle college tournament championship game to Immanuel Christian(ranked 2A).
Three other memorable league games were competitive losses to three 4A ranked/honourable mention teams. (Salisbury, Strathcona, Paul Kane)
The highlight of the season was winning provincials for the second year in a row! A huge congratulations to the girls and the coaches! Such a huge accomplishment and well deserved.
The Senior Boys team have had a challenging but successful season, competing in Division 3 of Edmonton Metro League against primarily 3A and 4A opponents. We finished with a 4 - 7 record in league play, missing playoffs despite averaging a very competitive -6.55 points per game against Metro opponents over the course of the season. In tournament play the Penguins were very successful, taking two golds and a bronze.
Memorable games this season include victories over Ardrossan (3A), St. Joes (4A), Memorial (4A), McNally (4A), Dr. Ann Anderson (4A), and Grand Trunk High (ranked 2A), as well as a 10 pt loss to eventual division champ Austin O’Brien (4A), a 3 pt loss to division finalist Archbishop MacDonald (4A) and a double OT loss against Beaumont (4A) for a playoff spot.
Our boys made it to provincials in Coledale this year. Exciting to have a sister school host! They fought hard and placed 4th overall in the tournament.
Our student-athletes overall had a wonderful basketball season. A massive thank you to all the coaches who put so much time and effort into coaching our teams. It can feel like a part-time job on top of their regular workload, and it does not go unnoticed. The school and students appreciate all that you do volunteering for our sports program! We have much to be thankful for, especially to God who equips us with his Holy Spirit to be ambassadors for him. We thank the Lord for all he has blessed us with this season and look forward to starting up the badminton, soccer, and track!