VIDEO: Colts stressing 'play how we play' ahead of provincials

By Mitch Bach
March 13, 2019 - 2:52pm Updated: March 13, 2019 - 7:07pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The Monsignor McCoy SV Colts are infused with provincial experience, which will surely be used as an advantage this week in Athabasca.

The senior girls are heading to the 3A ASAA Girls Basketball Championships in hopes of claiming their second provincial gold medal in three years. They hoisted the banner in front of friends and family at the Family Leisure Centre in 2017, then followed suit with a bronze medal at last year's championship.

Mitch Bach of CHAT Sports caught up with seniors Kassidy Rae and Mackenzie Park to gather a sense of the excitement surrounding the team ahead of their trip to Athabasca, how their relationship with their teammates is fuelling their success, and the expectations the team has as they battle for a provincial title.

Many of last year's players were on last year's team, but the programs excellence dates back longer than a decade. The Colts have reached the provincial stage in 11 of the last 13 years, according to head coach Janice Laing.

This year's tournament comes following a semi-final victory over their stone-toss rivals, the Crescent Heights Vikings, at last weekend's South Zone Championship in Taber.

The young ladies, ranked fourth in the provincial bracket, settled for silver after falling to the top-seeded W.R. Myers Rebels 79-86.

Should the Colts open provincials with a victory over either Morinville or All Saints Academy on Thursday night (9:15 p.m.), they could square off against the Rebels for a spot in the final on Saturday.

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