Evan Gordon-Valen of Alert Bay Elementary fires a layup as Eagle View's Patrick Miller gives chase Friday during the annual elementary school basketball tournament at T'Lisalagi'lakw School in Alert Bay.

Students get high on hoops

ALERT BAY - T'Lisalagi'lakw School hosts third annual elementary school basketball tournament

Gazette staff

CORMORANT ISLAND — Six North Island Elementary schools took part in a hoopapalooza Friday, as Alert Bay’s T’Lisalagi’lakw School hosted its third annual elementary school basketball tournament for Grade 6-7 students.

Each team competed in three games, and the youngsters were treated to a high-flying “Legends” game at intermission, which pit both local and visiting coaches, tourney volunteers and other adults.

Each school was provided a certificate of participation and a most sportsmanlike player from each team was announced following each game.

Tourney organizer and school principal Wayne Peterson was the epitome of endurance, refereeing every game and taking on announcer duties between contests.


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