Sports

Tessa’s tournament tips-off tomorrow

Tessa
Tessa's Tournament, a senior girls high school basketball competition named in honour of Tessa Beauchamp (pictured), begins tomorrow (Friday) at Holy Cross high school.
— image credit: PHOTO SUBMITTED

Many of the best senior girls high school basketball teams in the province will be at Holy Cross high school this weekend, participating in Tessa’s Tournament.

Named in honour of Tessa Beauchamp, a student at the school and a member of the Holy Cross Crusaders hoops team who lost a battle with cancer in 2012.

A dozen senior girls teams will be playing, including seven Senior AAA teams and four Senior AA squads listed in the provincial rankings.

Two of the best Senior AAA teams will give the province’s second-ranked Crusaders a test. Holy Cross will play the No. 8 South Kamloops Titans tomorrow (Friday) at 2:45 p.m., then tip-off with the No. 6 Oak Bay Breakers at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Crusaders will play a second game Saturday with the Sahali Sabres, a team from Kamloops ranked among the top Senior AA teams in the province.

Four junior teams and four Grade 8 teams will also be playing in Tessa’s Tournament, which will feature games all day at both Holy Cross and Surrey Christian high schools. Fleetwood Park Secondary will host five games Saturday.

The second annual Tessa Beauchamp Charity Day will take place two weeks later, on Feb. 21, with students and staff at schools in British Columbia encouraged to wear purple (her favourite color) and raise money for a charity of their choice. The Tessa Beauchamp Foundation will award a prize to the school showing the most support.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Knights set to host Canucks alumni in charity fundraiser
 
Lehtonen, Stars shutout Canucks 2-0
Senators release Lazar to play for Canada
 
Fucale focused on world juniors, not trade
 
Oilers fire Dallas Eakins
Price shines as Canadiens top Kings 6-2
 
Soccer trio off to University of Fraser Valley
 
Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.