UPDATED: Brooks claims first win at volleyball championship in Powell River

Hosts beat Abbotsford school two sets to zero

UPDATED AT 3:30 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Brooks Secondary School Thunderbirds earned their first win of the 2018 AAA High School Girls BC Volleyball Championship this morning, downing Robert Bateman Secondary School (Abbotsford) 25-22 and 25-20 to take the match two sets to none at Oceanview Education Centre in Powell River.

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Brooks then played Vernon at 1 pm at Westview Elementary School to determine 13th place at the tournament. Vernon won a seesaw first set 31-29 before closing out the match with a 25-21 win in set two.

The championship event continues at three Powell River gymnasiums throughout Saturday, December 1, until bronze and gold medal matches take place at 3:30 and 4:45 pm Saturday afternoon at Brooks Secondary School in Townsite.

Little Flower Academy (Vancouver) and Crofton House School (Kerrisdale) meet in one semi-final today at 11 am at Westview. Elgin Park Secondary School (Surrey) and Carihi Secondary School (Campbell River) play in the other semi-final at Brooks, also at 11 am.

On Thursday, November 29, 16 teams in four pools played in a round-robin format to determine positioning for Friday’s playoff matches. Brooks finished fourth in Pool D after losses to Elgin Park, Dawson Creek Secondary School and Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School (Courtenay).

On Friday, November 30, Brooks lost to Carihi in three sets. Scores were 25-22, 25-14 and 26-24 in Carihi’s favour. In their next match later that day on their home court, Brooks came up short against Timberline Secondary School (Campbell River). Timberline won in two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-18.

For more scores and playoff round information, go to https://portal.sd47.bc.ca/group/71fc68z/Pages/default.aspx.

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