Rimbey’s A junior girls high school basketball team finished off their season with a silver medal, narrowly missing the gold at tournament in Rocky Mountain House March 9 and 10.
Manager Karen Skeels said the Spartans jelled during the CWAJHAA tournament, coming together on and off the court.
The girls entered the tournament without one of their four Grade 9 players, Andrea Anderson, who was playing hockey that day.
However, they rose to the occasion and lost by only three baskets to the David Thompson team, made up entirely of Grade 9 players,.
“Everybody played a thousand per cent,” she said. “And the whole team took part.”
Skeels said the Rimbey team was strong all year and the games they lost helped to make them grow.
“It kept us competitive.”
Skeels gave credit to coaches Dean Cameron and Ilya Dourmanov for helping the girls medal in the CWAJHAA tourney as well as their support and encouragement to the girls all season.