It's finally upon us.
The 2020 Senior Girls Provincial Championships tips off next Wednesday and there's bound to be plenty of great action for you to take in. Here's how we see the championship brackets possibly going down.
Defending champs Semiahmoo looks like the clear favourites to repeat, with returning starters Izzy Forsyth, Tara Wallack, and last year's Provincial MVP Deja Lee all a year older and better. They could face a tough second-round matchup in Heritage Woods, a team that saw a surge up the rankings even with starting guard Maddie Counsell sidelined. Walnut Grove and Kelowna could be an intriguing matchup, with two of the most consistent programs over the last few seasons battling it out.
On the other side, Terry Fox is the two seed after a strong showing at Zones. The Burnaby South Rebels are looking to join their Senior Boys counterparts with a big tournament, but Riverside could be the team to advance to the final from this side of the bracket.
It looks like Abbotsford Senior and Okanagan Mission will be on a collision course for the final, but there are numerous pitfalls for both on that path.
For the Panthers, a quarter-final game with rivals G.W. Graham will be tough, as well as a potential semi-final game with Argyle or South Kam. OKM will have a tough go potentially with Valleyview — a team that has played top competition all season. McMath is a dark horse to make the final as well, as they're always a consistent top program.
The 2A tournament may be the most wide-open of the bunch, with five teams all having very good chances to win provincials. Langley Christian and Britannia have been unbelievable all season, but Saint Thomas More, York House, and Saint Thomas Aquinas have had great seasons as well.
York House is back to the big dance after not making it since 2014. However, the potential matchup that is most intriguing is the STM vs STA quarter-final — a rematch of the BC Catholics Final from January.
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Written by: Nick Bondi