PRSS Rainmakers hosting AAA competition

Prince Rupert Secondary School will be hosting a series of basketball games between the Robert Bateman Secondary School Timber Wolves, who are coming all the way up from

Prince Rupert Secondary School will be hosting a series of basketball games between the Robert Bateman Secondary School Timber Wolves, who are coming all the way up from

Abbotsford.

The Timber Wolves, that are made up of senior boys, are an AAA school playing in the Fraser Valley High School league, which Rainmaker’s senior boy basketball couch Mel Bishop says is probably the toughest league in the

Province.

“The Timber Wolves are going to be solid. Being that they are part of a bigger school with higher enrolment, they’re probably going to be much larger than [members of the Rainmakers].”

Bishop said that the Rainmakers, who are a small AA team, have been doing well this season winning eight games of the games they played, and only losing

four.

“The kids are working really hard. I think defensively we are really good. We’re small, but we have a very good quickness…It should be some pretty competitive games,” he said.

PRSS will be paying for the costs of the Timber Wolves traveling up to Prince Rupert, as well as their staying costs in conjunction with the Caledonia Secondary School Kemodes from Terrace, who will also be partaking in games with the Abbotsford team. Although having a team from out of the region flown up has been done in the past, Bishop says it has been around five years since the school has last

done it.

The district will find the means of travel-ing and staying costs for the Timber Wolves by using some of their raised funds and by selling tickets for the weekend’s

games.

The Rainmakers will be taking part in two games on each day the Timber Wolves are playing in the northwest. Both will be held at the Prince Rupert Secondary School gymnasium. The first game will be held on Thursday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m., and the second game will be held on Friday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Both games are general admission seating, with the entry fee payable at the

door.