Langham, Dalmeny win CVAC Junior A basketball crowns

A member of the Hepburn Hawks grabs a rebound during the CVAC Tier B junior boys championship finals tournament on February 9 at Warman High School

The Central Valley Athletic Conference (CVAC) junior basketball playoffs February 9 featured tough competition, which saw the Walter W. Brown (Langham) Vikings win the Tier A Championship in the girls division for a second consecutive year, after a victory over the Valley Christian Academy (VCA) Lions. Also the Dalmeny Cougars captured the Tier A Championship in the boys category after a 85-61 win in the final over the Rosthern High School Huskies.

The Asquith Athletics won the Tier B Championship in the girls category after a narrow 33-31 victory over the Valley Manor (Martensville) Mustangs, while the Osler Monarchs were the Tier B champions in the boys category after an 56-55 victory over the Hepburn Hawks in the championship final.

Both the Tier A and B championship tournaments took place on February 9 at Clavet Composite and Warman High School, respectively. 

After competing in a week long playoff competition four teams from each of the girls and boys divisions advanced to the respective finals. Along with Langham and VCA, the Hague Panthers and the Osler Monarchs also competed in the girls division of the Tier A Championship tournament, while the Clavet Cougars and Martensville Royals, along with Dalmeny and Rosthern competed in the boys category.

The Delisle Rebels was other team that competed in the girls Tier B Championship tournament, while the Asquith Athletics, and Warman Community Middle School (WCMS) also played in the boys division.

There were nine teams entered in both the girls and boys division at the start of playoffs for the Tier A competition. There were a lot of close games during playoffs to determine the top four for the championship tournament.

Langham entered the Tier A girls championship tournament as the number one seed and played that way by winning the tournament.  Osler defeated Hague 49-35 in the third place game.

A member of the Osler Monarchs passes the ball off during a semifinal game of the CVAC Tier B junior boys championship tournament

Dalmeny was also the top seeded team at the Tier A boys championship and the club used its size and skill to win the championship, while Martensville defeated the host Clavet Cougars 45-32 in the third place game.

There were 10 girls teams and 11 boys teams that competed in the  Tier B playoffs before the final four was decided for the championship playoffs. However, there were only three teams that competed in the girls tournament after a game during the playoff week was forfeited.

Asquith was the winner of the third place game in the boys championship tournament after earning a 74-55 victory over WCMS.