Little School, Big Win in British Columbia

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Houston Christian School, in northern British Columbia, brought home the provincial championship in girls’ basketball, despite being one of the smallest schools in its division.

The school is so small, it couldn’t even field a complete team from grades 11 and 12, so the school added a couple girls from the younger grades.

Ruth Hamblin was named Most Valuable Player, and Allison Seinen and Dani Opdendries were named to the first and second all-star teams.

Coach Wendall Ewald said, “The crown on everything was the Most Sportman-Like team award. It is rarely given out to a first-place team, since you are already going home with so much hardware and recognition. They are a great group of girls.”

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.