Islands are a learning experience for BCS girls

With back to back losses against host Mark Isfeld and Nanaimo District Secondary, Brentwood College’s trip to the AA senior girls basketball Island championships didn’t last long, but the team had already achieved its aim from the start of the year.

“I was a little disappointed with how we played in the second game, because I think if we had played the way we did at South Islands, we would have had a chance,” coach Jordan Warner said. “But our goal at the start of the season was to make it to Islands, and we ended up accomplishing that goal.”

Most of the top AA teams this season were from the North Island, so it was beneficial for the Brentwood players just to reach Islands and see what those teams are doing

to achieve success.

“To be able to see them and watch the other teams should give them a sense of what it will take next year,” Warner said. “Hopefully it motivates the kids.”

Among the players returning next year will be Tajzha Doman and Petra Jackson.

“Tajzha has probably been our most consistent player all year on offence and defence,” Warner said. “Petra made big strides; when we qualified for Islands she really stepped up.”