Janzen hopes to bring Caronport hoop success to the next level

Posted: July 9, 2014

A familiar face will continue to dribble and shoot basketballs in the Margaret P. Reimer Memorial Gymnasium this coming fall as Caronport High School (CHS) standout Lauren Janzen has committed to playing for the Briercrest women’s basketball team.

Briercrest women’s basketball coach Will Con is excited to be adding Janzen to his 2014-15 team.

“Lauren is continuing to make an impact here in Caronport building a legacy for other young women to look up to,” Con said. “I believe her to be a person of great integrity and I can't wait to see her development as a person and a player within this team.”

After playing basketball in her hometown North Battleford, SK for John Paul II Collegiate in Grade 8 and 9, Janzen moved to Caronport where she helped lead Caronport High School to three straight Hoopla Championship tournaments (Provincials). She also played club basketball for Moose Jaw Thunder Basketball during the summer prior to Grade 12.

A highlight was being selected to play in the Basketball Saskatchewan Daytona Senior Classic this past year.

Her biggest basketball highlights came during her CHS years.

“Making it to Hoopla for three straight years was my greatest highlight,” Janzen explained. “Winning bronze for two and then being provincial champions for my last year of high school.”

The 5’ 5” guard is looking forward to continuing her education in the familiar landscape of Caronport.

“I’m looking forward to a higher level of basketball where I can continue to be on a team that is focused on serving and loving as sisters in Christ,” Janzen said.

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