For the first time since 2007, Brooks Composite High senior girls basketball team will be competing in provincial play.
“We’re really excited about it. It is going to be a lot of fun,” said head coach Mike Heninger.
The Buffalos booked their spot at provincials in Cochrane with a 60-46 zone championship win over Strathmore Saturday.
The Buffalos led from start to finish despite struggling with their outside shooting.
Rachel Harvey led the way with 18 points while Raegan Zottl and Brittney Rhodes had 10 points each. Meghan Swartz and Brittanie Bruder finished with eight points each.
While the girls played well scoring most of their points from inside on fast breaks, they struggled on shouts from the outside, only hitting five of their attempts.
Heninger said the girls worked really well to move the ball and get lay-ups.
Strathmore earned a spot in the final by defeating number one ranked Cochrane by one point in the semi-final.
Brooks advanced to the final with a 71-55 win over Highwood High. The Lady Buffalos led from start to finish despite not playing particularly well, said Heninger.
The Lady Buffalos will play their first provincial game Thursday.
Heninger said he is not sure where the team will be ranked going into provincials. He said the girls could be as low as fifth and as high as third.
He said if the girls play the way they are capable of, they have a chance to beat any team that is at provincials.