NCI Basketball Heats Up


The NCI Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams are having great seasons this winter and are getting ready for playoffs. 

The Varsity Boys are riding a wave as the number one AA team in the province. They are heading to the Zone finals undefeated against all their AA competition. They recently defeated second-ranked Carman by 25 points in tournament play.

They now have their sights set on provincials, to be held in Gretna from March 15–17. 

The Varsity Girls are also headed to the Zones championship after a come-from-behind 32–31 win over Green Valley in the AA South finals. Although the girls are currently ranked ninth, they’ll be sure to climb the rankings after their recent victory over third-ranked Warren (AA) and third-ranked Westgate (AAA) at a tournament in Morris. The Girls Provincials will be held in Dominion City.

Both Varsity teams are expected to be very competitive at their provincials.

The Junior Varsity boys are ranked fourth place in the A/AA rankings, while the girls are ranked sixth. The boys have a 7–1 record in A/AA competition, with the girls at 4–1.

The girls recently won the Northlands Parkway Tournament in Winkler and the Immanuel Christian Tournament in Winnipeg. In their last tournament of the season, the Junior Varsity boys made it to the finals of their tournament in Stonewall.

Both Junior Varsity teams are entering the playoffs in an effort to earn a berth in their provincial championships, held from March 9–10. 

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