Alexander Galt Regional High School, Bishop’s University, and Bishop’s College School (BCS) will play host to 32 teams for this year’s Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) division 3 provincial youth basketball school championship.
According to Galt’s Athletic Director Robbie Fisk, this is the first time that the school has been selected to host the provincial tournament. There are 16 teams in both the juvenile girls and boys division and 72 games in total. The madness will take place April 30 and May 1.
Fisk told The Record that it’s touch-and-go until every regional championship has been completed in the province. Galt’s juvenile boys and girls are playing in the gold medal game this Saturday. But they’re guaranteed a spot in the provincial championship, as per regulations.
“Well traditionally, yes, only the winning team goes, but because our region is a host, we get the host bid. But having said that I knew our teams would both be fairly strong when the season began. We have some good athletes, so I knew we would be competitive,” he said.
Fisk said that regardless of the outcome on Saturday, all four regional finalists playing in the RSEQ Cantons-de-l’Est will represent the Eastern Townships at this year’s provincial championship. It’s important for everyone involved, he explained, there’s a lot of excitement.