High-school basketball teams in Rocky View County (RVC) returned to the court Jan. 8, following the Christmas break.
Four senior teams were in action in the Rocky View Sports Association (RVSA), with the Chestermere Lakers girls and boys taking on the George McDougall Mustangs, while the Springbank Phoenix faced off against the W.H. Croxford Cavaliers.
Playing at W.H. Croxford High School in Airdrie, the senior boys' Phoenix dropped a close one, losing 55-51. While the game was tied heading into the final minute, the Cavaliers managed to sink two lay-ups on its final few possessions to clinch the victory.
Haiden Frolek led in scoring for the Phoenix, potting 12 points – all in the first half.
The loss puts Springbank at the bottom of the RVSA standings, with a 0-3 record.
Taking place at the same time as the Springbank game, the Chestermere Lakers started 2020 off in fine form at home, downing the George McDougall Mustangs 91-57.
In senior girls' action, the Lady Lakers narrowly overcame the Mustangs, 55-52. Chestermere has a 3-1 record in the RVSA, which puts the team in second place behind the unbeaten Bow Valley Bobcats.
On the west side of the county, the defending RVSA champion Cochrane Cobras senior boys' team will take on the Bobcats Jan. 16. The all-Cochrane duel will begin at 7:45 p.m. at Bow Valley High School.
With the diploma exam break coming up at the end of January, teams will see another two-week hiatus from competitive action. Following the break, the RVSA calendar will resume in early February.
For a full schedule, visit rvsa.rockyview.ab.ca