Basketball alumni to mix it up at Summerland

Summerland Secondary School's past and present basketball players to face off.

Summerland Secondary School’s past and present basketball players will face off during the annual Homecoming Tournament on Dec. 26.

Don Walker, organizer of the tournament, said the one-day tournament will feature four boys games and three girls games.

He said the tournament introduces the present players to a competitive level of competition from earlier players.

“For them, it’s an eye-opener,” he said. “It’s a different style of game.”

The tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. when the current senior Rockets boys team will face the graduates of 2001 and earlier.

Walker said the graduates of 2001 had a powerful team when they were at the school.

At noon, the older of the two alumni girls teams will face the younger alumni team.

The boys team graduates of 2002 to 2007 will face the graduates of 2008 to 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

The lower of the girls’ alumni game will face the current girls’ team at 3 p.m.

The teams playing in the remaining games, at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m., are based on the scores in the earlier games.

The cost of the tournament is $20 per player. Proceeds will go to the school’s senior Rockets basketball program.

Walker said the tournament draws some of the largest crowds of spectators to any basketball game through the school year.

 

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