Jasdeep Gill charges for the net in the senior girls game against Summerland at the provincials in Kamloops.

Jasdeep Gill charges for the net in the senior girls game against Summerland at the provincials in Kamloops.

Prince Rupert Rainmakers compete at provincials

The Rainmakers traveled to provincials last week, with both the junior and senior level players qualifying for their respective tournaments.

The Rainmakers senior boys and girls traveled to provincials last week, with both the junior and senior level players qualifying for their respective tournaments.

The senior boys opened against G.W. Graham of Chilliwack and fell 93-59, and on Thursday fell to Archbishop Carney of Port Coquitlam 77-56. On Friday the boys squared off with Abby Christian of  Abbotsford, with the final score being 61-44 for the southern squad, and the boys wrapped up the tournament with a game against LV Rogers of Nelson where they fell just six points short with the final being 73-67.

The senior girls opened the tournament against Lambrick Park of Victoria, falling 85-56, and on Thursday faced off with Summerland Secondary, losing by seven points in a 72-65 game. On Friday the team was in a battle with Nechako Valley of Vanderhoof in a game that went down to the wire and saw Vanderhoof win by a single basket 71-69. The girls wrapped up the tournament against LV Rogers of Nelson, falling 71-50.

At the same time the junior girls were in Langley for provincials. They lost to South Kamloops 55-11 in the opener, and later that afternoon fell to Little Flower Academy of Vancouver 43-19. On Friday the team dropped a game to Mark Isfeld of Courtenay 34-11 and on Saturday they picked up the win over College Heights of Prince George 29-24.

The junior boys also qualified for provincials, which were held at Vancouver College. The boys  opened with a 66-24 loss to eventual champion Vancouver College, followed by a 51-28 loss to MEI. But following that loss the boys picked it up and finished up victorious in their last two games. The boys beat Valleyview of Kamloops by a single basket in a tight 48-46 game, and took home the victory in their last game of the tournament, defeating Princess Margaret of Penticton 29-23.