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Redhawks playing post-secondary athletics

Check out this news page to see who from the Class of 2016 has been recruited to play sports at the post-secondary level! This will be updated periodically. 

 

Jess Cameron - Sr Girls Basketball
Committed to the University of Fraser Valley Cascades
Check out their press release

 

Claire Mitchell - Sr Girls Basketball
Committed to the University of Waterloo Warriors
Check out their press release

 

Rebels beat Redhawks in a thrilling RIT final

The Jasper Place Rebels got a timely bucket from Haily Weaver (#11) with only seconds remaining to defeat the host Redhawks by a score of 64-62 in the championship final, securing Jasper Place's first RIT title in school history. 

With the gym full to capacity with screaming Western students and supporters of both teams, and the game tied 62-62 with only seconds remaining, Weaver drove hard to the left side and hit a contested, off-balance layup with 2.5 seconds left to bring her team up two. Western had a three point chance at the buzzer to win it, but it fell short. 

Considered two of the best teams in the province, the Rebels and Redhawks battled hard throughout the game, with numerous lead changes and several ties. The Redhawks and Rebels came into the game ranked #2 and #3 respectively in Alberta, and the game did not disappoint. Both teams put forth a tremendous defensive effort worthy of a championship final. 

Sarah Rinsky (#9) took home tournament MVP honours after a stellar three games, and teammate Camille Wilson (#13) was named top defensive player. Feisty Redhawks guard Claire Mitchell took home the tournament Hustle Award - an award fitting of her relentless play style. 

Makenna Ledgister was awesome for the Rebels in the championship game, scoring 24 points with 17 of those coming in the first half en route to Player of the Game accreditation. Claire Feasby (#14) and Claire Cossarini (#22) led the Redhawks with 14 and 11 points, while Kamsi Ogbudibe took home Player of the Game honours.

WCHS Journalism

 

 

Redhawks win sets up big showdown in RIT finals

The Western Redhawks senior girls basketball team triumphed in their game against the LCI Clippers on Friday February 5th, by a score of 70-51.
 
The Redhawks now move on to the RIT finals, and will face the Jasper Place Rebels, who defeated St. Mary’s on Friday. Western and Jasper Place are ranked #2 and #3 respectively in the province, and they will face each other for the first time this season.
 
Both Western and Jasper Place have lost only once to Alberta opponents this year, both to the same team, the St. Francis Browns. The Browns are ranked #1 in the province and have yet to lose a game.
 
Grade 12 guard Claire Mitchell (#4) opened the scoring in a game that turned into a defensive battle between two powerhouses. The LCI Rams came into the RIT ranked #7 in Alberta.
 
Scoring may have been at a premium early, but the entertainment was through the roof. The game stayed close throughout the first half despite both teams struggling from the floor. Kamsi Ogbudibe (#21) rallied the Redhawks with a late free throw to tie it at 27 before the half.
 
In the second half, offensive play picked up, led by grade 11 guard Claire Feasby (#14) who posted 16 points on the night. With timely three pointers, Feasby whipped the crowd into a frenzy, and gave the Redhawks momentum to surpass the Clippers by the end of the 3rd quarter and eventually the game.
 
LCI was led in scoring by Jocelyn Neilson (#12) and Jessica Zarowny (#13), who had 17 and 16 points respectively.
 
The Redhawks and the Rebels play at 6:15 on Saturday night in the RIT final, while the LCI Clippers and St. Mary’s Saints will battle for third place.

Sam Trimming, WCHS Journalism

Western Girls basketball moving on to semis of RIT

The Western Canada High School Redhawks came out with a 77-56 win against the Chestermere Lakers in the first game of the 2016 girls RIT.

Both teams are the class of their respective leagues, with Western ranking 2nd in the province in the 4A division, and Chestermere ranking 3rd in the 3A division.
 
Jordan Blaskin (#12) received player of the game for the Redhawks and Noah Harris earned player of the game for the Lakers.
 
Western Canada got off to a very good start, taking a 19 point lead by the end of the first quarter, and finishing the first half with a 44-19 advantage. The Lakers never quit and fought hard in the second half to outscore the home team 37-33.
 
Claire Feasby was the leading scorer for Western Canada with 16 points and Blaskin added 13. Both Marissa Boissolie and Cole Isbister scored six baskets for Chestermere, the most for their team. 
 
Western will now play the winner of the LCI-Aberhart game at 10:45 on Friday morning, while Chestermere will face the loser at 5:45.

 

Kirstyn Michalchuk, Western Canada High School Journalism

 

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