JV Basketball teams opened PAC season at Millar
The Briercrest College junior varsity basketball teams began their inaugural PAC season at Millar College of the Bible Feb. 10-11.
The women began the weekend against Millar Friday night which they fell 56-44. They then faced a strong Prairie team Saturday morning, falling 67-32.
Head coach Jacki Senneker summed up the weekend games.
“It was our first game of the season and the girls did great,” she explained after the Millar game! “They worked hard every step of the way. We had a strong start and we led throughout the first quarter. The lead changed many times throughout the game but unfortunately we just couldn't stay with them at the end. The girls were resilient and never gave up. We have lots to work on but at the same time it was really encouraging for us and we are excited for the rest of the season!”
“It was a tough game but the girls worked really hard,” she continued after the Prairie loss. “We had a tough time against Claire Richardson, a Briercrest women's varsity basketball alumni, who was a strong presence in the key. This weekend has shown us what our strengths are but it has also exposed our weaknesses and we know what we need to do to move forward. I was proud of their efforts and encouraged by their performance this weekend!”
The JV men’s basketball team finished the weekend with a 2-1 record, opening the tournament with an 86-80 win over Great Plains Regional College Friday night before losing to Millar 92-63 and defeating Prairie 77-70.
Head coach Andrew Quiring was pleased with his team’s performance.
“The JV men's basketball team came out strong in our first games of the season,” Quiring explained. “We ended going 2-1. In our first games vs. Great Plains we began the 1st half with a barrage of threes from Alex Linnel and Jesse Rask as we took an early lead and held on to take the win despite a late comeback by Great Plains.”
“Our second game was hard fought in a loss vs. Millar,” he continued. “Miller got hot and rebounded well. Brendan Adrian played well, putting up points and keeping us close for our first three quarters.”
“Jonny Toews played a big game for us in our last game as he drove hard and filled the bucket,” Quiring said. “Aiden Yurkowski and James Miller controlled the boards keeping us ahead as we edged out Prarie for a big win.”