The Sparwood Secondary School Spartans won the EK Championship game and are set to head to provincials.

Sparwood Sr. Boys basketball team win East Kootenay Championship

The Sparwood Secondary School senior boys basketball team won the top spot and title of East Kootenay champions.

The Sparwood Secondary School senior boys basketball team saw much success in their sport as they won the top spot and title of East Kootenay champions.

The team is now slated to play in the provincial tournament to take place this week in Langley, B.C.

“The boys played really well and had great defence. Winning the EK’s was very well deserved,” said Head Coach Peter Templin. “Now, we are set to head out to provincials. At this tournament, they will be playing against private and Christian schools, which often recruit players for their team, so the boys will really have to play hard. I have been a coach for many years, and often we don’t even have enough players to take it further, or it can be a real struggle playing with only seven or eight to the team. This year we are fortunate having 12. The boys are really looking forward to playing in this tournament and I know it will be a really great experience for them.”

The team will play one game per day from Thursday till Saturday at the provincial tournament.

Members of the team are: Andre Taylor, Austin Molley, Ben Sauerborn, Bradley Bodie, Cale Hughes, Eric Biedel, Ethan Lukkar, Jordan Nelson, Stephan White, Tyler Bruce, Tyler Macdonald and Wyatt Wyld.