Congratulations Glenmary Saints Basketball Teams, Ranked 4th and 12th in the Province

  Posted: March 22, 2017

Congratulations to the Glenmary Saints Sr High girls and boys basketball teams who placed 4th and 12th at provincials this weekend.  Only 12 teams in the province compete at provincials, so earning spots in the provincial tournament is an achievement in itself.  The players displayed strong athleticism and sportsmanship, and were led by a strong team of volunteer coaches.  Thank you to coaches Brad Harrop, Janice Purcha and Marissa Geldart who coached the girls team, and Jordan Loughlin, and Justin Hicks who coached the boys team.  Having both Glenmary teams compete at provincials is a reflection of the strong athletics program at the school, led by teachers Brad Harrop and Darren Flynn.

The Sr High Lady Saints team competed in the 2A Girls Provincial Basketball Tournament in Three Hills.  The Saints went into the tournament ranked 4th and made it to the bronze medal game, a first for a Glenmary team in the last 30 years.  The Saints had a heartbreaking loss falling 58-56 to the Pigeon Lake Panthers, who were ranked 2nd in the province representing the Central Zone.  The Panthers hit a layup to give them a two point lead with four seconds left in the game.  The Saints tried a half-court shot at the buzzer that fell short.  The lady Saints team ends their season ranked 4th in the province, the highest finish by any Glenmary team in decades.

The Sr High Boys competed in the 2A Boys Provincial Basketball Tournament in Edson.  The team had three close games, but fell short in all three.  Regardless of the outcome this weekend, the boys team had a strong season, played well, and displayed mature sportsmanship beyond their years.  The boys team ends their season ranked 12th in the province which is an outstanding accomplishment!

It was an amazing weekend of basketball, and the Saints represented Glenmary School and Peace River very well both on and off the court.  Congratulations to the players and coaches for another successful season!