Trochu Valley Jays bring home Zone Gold

TroVal Zone Gold 2018

The Trochu Valley Jays represented the Golden Hills School Division March 2nd and 3rd at the South Central 1J Junior Boys Basketball Zones held at the Olds Koinonia Christian School. The boys opened up the tournament Friday evening with a 50-18 win over St.Anthonys School. The stormy weather was a big factor in the tournament and the schedule for Saturday had to be adjusted because teams were unable to make the trip. Trochu took on the host team, Olds Koinonia, in the Gold medal final. These two teams have met previously in tournament play with Olds being victorious both times in two very close games. Trochu lead 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. Olds took over the second quarter and had a 25-18 lead at the half. Olds came out strong to start the 3rd quarter and had a 32-21 lead going into the 4th quarter. The Trochu boys showed a lot of heart and rallied in the fourth quarter with a great defensive team effort and outscored Olds 21-7 to take over the game. At the final buzzer the Trochu Jays were victorious with a 43-38 win. This is the first ever Junior Boys 1J South Central Zone Basketball Championship for Trochu Valley School.