Hawks Corner

ArushaTimes News

For January 27, 2023

Senior Boy’s finished 4th at the Prestigious St. John’s Jam
This last weekend, the senior boy’s basketball team played in the very prestigious and competitive St. John’s School Jam tournament. Four of the top 10 ranked 1A Boy’s Basketball teams in BC were in this 12-team tournament and this was a measuring stick of where our Hawks are ranked in BC. When entering this tournament on Thursday, the team was quite tired and exhausted from previous games the same week, as well as the stress of final exams the following week. But even with all of these distractions, the team still played our best throughout the weekend. The highlight of the weekend was upsetting #5 ranked Aberdeen Hall of Kelowna 97-92 in the second round of the tournament. This was a big achievement for the team and put the team on notice. The next two games were against #1 ranked Unity Christian and the host St. John’s. The team didn’t fair well against those two but left their hearts and efforts on the floor. Grade 12 Aryn Khan was named to the tournament All-Star team after averaging 30+ points in the tournament.

Senior Boy’s Basketball Team moves to #5 in BC 1A this week
After a great weekend and finishing 4th in the St. John’s Jam, our Senior Boy’s Hawks moved from unranked to #5 this week. This is the highest our school has ever been ranked in 1A Boy’s Basketball. Great job, Hawks! Keep up the good work!

Senior’s Night
Come out on Wednesday, February 1st for the last home game of the season for the Senior Boy’s Basketball team as our Hawks take on the Meadowridge Gryphons of Maple Ridge. This will also be the last home game for our five graduating seniors: Deren Jhou, Elliott Scott, Austin Ngwanza, Aryn Khan, and Peter Farquharson. The ceremony starts at 5:15pm with the game right after.

Senior Girl’s Basketball finish 5th at BCCSSAA Basketball Championship in Duncan, BC
Last weekend, the senior girl’s basketball team went to Duncan, BC to compete in the BCCSSAA Sr. Girl’s Basketball Championship. The first game against Richmond Christian School was the most exhilarating and stressful game, especially at the last minute. With half the amount of points our opponent had at halftime, we made an epic comeback, and both teams were tied for three minutes of the last quarter. Even though we managers weren’t the ones playing on the court, we were also nervous with our hands shaking as we cheered on our girls. In the end, we won one of the best basketball games we’ve played, and even made some friends from the other team. The next two games were tough losses but great learning experiences for us. This trip was a great team bonding experience, I could see and feel everyone getting to know each other better. The dinner we had was great, and we originally planned to go to another restaurant, but they only had one waiter and declined our reservation. Over the phone, they sounded so concerned that a group of 14 was coming in to eat 45 minutes before closing. Anyways, I’m so proud of everyone on the team. Their improvement throughout the season has been so impressive, and I can’t wait to see our development continuing into the next season.

By Christian Loro, Athletics Director