Ar­dens re­turn to home court this week­end

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The Swift Cur­rent Comp. Ar­dens bas­ket­ball team will re­turn to the hard­wood this week­end when they host a four-team round robin tour­na­ment.

The Ar­den have a 9-4 record this sea­son with one tour­na­ment ti­tle and two sil­ver medal per­for­mances.

The Ar­dens may show a lit­tle bit of rust after a week off due to the exam break.

"It's al­ways tough to find your rhythm after a week off, but I think ev­ery­one will be in the same boat with most schools across the prov­ince hav­ing exams this time of year," con­ceded head coach An­drew Her­rick. "We will have a good prac­tice on Thurs­day and let the girls get lots of shots up so they will be ready for Fri­day night."

The Ar­dens will open the tour­na­ment Fri­day against the Prince Al­bert Car­leton Cru­saders at 8 p.m.

"The only team we have seen at tour­na­ments this year is Prince Al­bert Carl­ton. They are an ath­letic team with good size that will be a chal­lenge for us. They press and fall into a zone so our press break and zone of­fense will have to be sharp," ex­plained Her­rick.

The Ar­dens will face North Bat­tle­ford on Satur­day at 10 a.m. "The past few years we have al­ways had re­ally close games with North Bat­tle­ford so I don't think this year will be any dif­fer­ent," noted Her­rick.

They will con­clude the tour­na­ment on Satur­day at 5:15 p.m. against Dun­more, AB.

"We have never played Ea­gle Butte High School (Dun­more AB) but we are look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing against a new team," said Her­rick.

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