Tuesday July 22, 2014






Sports Briefs: Titans, Broncs to meet with Grade 8 crown on the line

The South Kamloops Titans and Brocklehurst Broncs will meet in today’s city Grade 8 boys basketball final.

Brocklehurst, which finished the regular season in first place, will play host to the game, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The teams have met twice this season, with South Kam winning a nailbiter in the final at the Westsyde Icebreaker tournament in December and Brock winning the regular-season meeting.

Brock defeated the Sa-Hali Sabres 47-33 in one Monday semifinal. Mitchell Mathieson had 14 points for the Broncs, who led 17-13 at the half and outscored Sa-Hali 18-2 in the third quarter. Devin Halcrow added 13 points to the winning cause and Anthony Cave scored eight.

Tyler Whitney had eight points for Sa-Hali.

The Titans, meanwhile, edged the St. Ann’s Crusaders 56-48 in the other semifinal. South Kam was down 32-24 at the half and took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter, before Beau Williamson-Solecki nailed a three-pointer and the Titans never looked back.

Ben MacDonald had 17 points to lead the Titans, with Samad Twemlow-Carter scoring 12. Kordell Primus had 19 points to lead the Crusaders, and Quinn Adam added 10.

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Scott DeCap’s Hub International rink came back to play its way into the A final of the Sun Life Super League at the Kamloops Curling Club on Monday.

DeCap, the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs, was down 5-2 to Rick Reimer’s SMS Equipment after four ends. But the DeCap boys fought back to tie it, and won the game, 7-6, in an extra end.

DeCap’s opponent in the A final will be Kamloops Office Systems, skipped by Brent Yamada. Yamada built a lead on Darren Nelson’s TRU WolfPack with deuces in the second and fourth ends, and sailed to a 7-2 victory.

DeCap and Yamada will play in Monday’s A final — the winner moves into the championship game, with the loser dropping into the B final.

Over on the B side, Bob Holden’s KPMG held on to beat Brad Thompson’ BA Dawson Blacktop 5-3. Thompson missed a runback double in the eighth end that would have given him the victory.

Rivershore Ram defeated Lori Olsen’s Grassroots, 7-3. The Ram rink now is Wayne Saboe’s crew as its ordinary lineup — skipped by Corryn Brown — is in Sochi, Russia, for the world junior women’s championship.

Nelson and Saboe moved into a B quarterfinal in Monday’s late draw. Nelson ended up winning when Saboe came up heavy on his last shot in the eighth end.

Holden hit and stuck around on his last shot to win a 5-4 decision over Reimer in the other B quarterfinal.

Nelson and Holden will meet in Monday’s B semifinal, with the winner moving into the B final against the loser of the A final.

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The Kamloops Rugby Club Raiders lost 16-13 to the host Surrey Beavers in first-division play Saturday, and now are 6-4 ahead of a game in Langley on the weekend.

Cole Levitt had a try, a conversion and two penalty kicks for the fifth-place Raiders.

The Raiders seconds lost 24-5 to the Beavers, with Justin Blanchard scoring the try. The KRC seconds are 2-8, and also will be in Langley on the weekend.

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Patrick Bennett, Tristan Coetzer, Adam Surgenor and Ryan Sanderson scored as the Assassins defeated the Thunder 4-3 in atom recreational hockey action Sunday.

Kiel Schriml had all three of the Thunder’s goals.





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