Thanks to REB organizers for an outstanding tournament! Here are a couple observations leading first ranking period.
injuries and health issues are already taking their tole on teams as PK was missing top player Sydney Hurlburt (concussion), SG had 2 with the flu (starters), BF top post out with ACL", we had 2 missing with a concussion and mono and suffered another concussion loss in the final. Add to that a couple teams missing players due to basketball canada invites and VB all star stuff and the game results are all over the place.
At the REB we (Sachs) managed to beat holy cross from sask (top 2 in 5a for sask)by 10 in the finals (football score). They were missing a grade 10 6'3 post who helps but we'll take it! Spruce beat Aberhart by 6 to take 3rd. Other scores include Harry Ainley getting a needed win vs Western 70-57. Abernathy and Western should both be in top 5 in Calgary but with St Francis lowing to EP Scarlett and centennial losing to cardston", who the top 5 in Calgary are will be tough. In fairness st Francis was missing Summer Maskiwich (BB canada). I thought LCI looked pretty good and will give people trouble and once PK gets healthy, JP gains more experience (they start 4 grade 10s) and Ainley starts to gel, just getting to provincials wil be a chore!