With Badminton and Ball Hockey competitions taking place later this month, we can reflect upon what our Huskies have accomplished on the basketball court, and what we hope they will achieve looking forward. The Huskies entered two teams into the SSAF Basketball competition: an Under-10 team, and an Under-12 team.Both teams played in their respective tournaments at the Hoopdome at Downsview Park; and worked hard, showed competitive yet sportsmanlike behavior, and made it to the Quarter-finals of both events. Awesome!This was a great achievement for our Huskies, and in both tournaments we lost in those finals to teams from UMS. For the U-12s, UMS simply had a much larger team and ultimately ran us down; and for the U-10s, we battled right to the final buzzer and only lost by one point. Both teams won 3 of their 4 round-robin games, and this placed them into 2nd place in their divisions, thus launching them into the Quarters. Coach Pearson was magnificent as coach for both events, and got the players ready to compete at the level they ultimately did, and has paved the way for future successes in player development for next year at Richland.Other schools commented on how well we played and our overall development, so our Huskies have much to be proud of. Many thanks to our Grade 4 girls as well, who played up on the U-12 team. They learned a lot and competed well, even when playing against players a little bigger.Teamwork, cooperation, fair play, hustle and determination, were all Husky trademarks for these tournaments. The building blocks are now in place for the future.Looking ahead, the Huskies are currently training for the SSAF Badminton Tournament and the Ball Hockey Tournaments in a few weeks. We look forward to sharing their success, and supporting our teams as they represent Richland Academy. These are two new events for our school, so it will be great competitive experience for our students.Go Huskies Go!