Jeanine MacKay of the Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls basketball team

Jeanine MacKay of the Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls basketball team

Rossland Royals basketball bounces to victory at Blue and Gold

The Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls basketball team keeps rolling over its opponents.

The Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls basketball team  keeps rolling over its opponents as they completed a clean sweep to win a tournament in Creston on the weekend.

In Creston’s Blue and Gold tournament, the RSS team toppled Sparwood before humbling the Slocan Valley’s Mt. Sentinel Wildcat squad 79-29.

In the final game, the Royals, playing with only five players and no one on the bench, kept the momentum going and steamrolled to a 61-40 victory over the host team from Creston to take the title.

The senior girls’ team also won the consolation final in a tournament in Langley earlier this month.

They lost a close match to Credo Christian 66 – 53, then defeated Similkameen from Keremeos 54 – 48.

The Royals then took on the number-three ranked in the province, Kelowna Christian. In a tight match, the Royals defence came up big time and again as they held the Christian scoring in check long enough to eke out a 48-45 decision to win the consolation final.

Junior girls basketball goes today at the J. L. Crowe with the RSS Royals junior squad taking on the Hawks junior team at 4 p.m.

The British Columbia Basketball Officials Association (BCBOA) is launching its third annual Call A FOUL on Cancer – Pink Whistle Campaign.

The ‘Pink Whistle Campaign’ strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society – B.C. and Yukon Division.

Participating officials will be blowing ‘Pink Whistles’ from Feb. 1–29 during all levels of basketball in B.C. to show their support for curing all cancers.

The BCBOA’s fundraising goal is $15,000. For more info go to bcboa.ca.