Avery Snider and Aleah Ashlee from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School have been selected to play on the 12-girl B.C. U17 basketball team preparing for the national championships in Edmonton in the latter part of the summer.
Snider is a left-handed point guard who can shoot treys, post up and score against smaller guards, fearlessly drive the lane to the basket and be a floor general controlling and directing her team’s offence.
She was a member of Team B.C.’s U16 squad last summer. As a Grade 11 student this year she helped lead the Isfeld Ice senior girls basketball team to a Provincial berth where she was selected to the tournament all-star team.
Ashlee is an extremely athletic, versatile guard who can play the 1, 2 or 3 position on the floor. She too can hit the three-point shot, drive hard to the basket and is noted for being able to defend exceptionally well opponents her size and bigger due to her athleticism and long arms.
Ashlee was a member of Team B.C.’s U15 squad last summer and helped lead the Isfeld junior girls to a Provincial berth where she was selected to the B.C. all-star team.
The B.C. U17 team will play an extensive schedule of exhibition games and tournaments in Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Victoria and Vancouver, culminating with the Nationals in Edmonton. “This may be the first time that two basketball players from the same Comox Valley secondary school have made the same Provincial team. Quite an accomplishment!” an Isfeld spokesperson said.
“Congratulations to Avery and Aleah, who we know will represent our community and province well throughout the spring and summer at tournaments and at the Nationals.”
– Isfeld Ice Athletics