The St. Ann’s Crusaders have split their opening games at the provincial A boys basketball championship in Abbotsford.
St. Ann’s opened with an 89-79 loss to the Abbotsford-St. John Brebeuf Bears. Michael Mayhew had 31 points for the Crusaders and was player of the game.
The Crusaders bounced back to defeat the Prince George-Cedars Christian Eagles 69-38. Jeevan Bains and player-of-the-game Braden Smith each scored 17 points.
St. Ann’s, the tournament No. 9 seed, can finish as high as sixth. It will have to defeat the Victoria-Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons today in order to have a chance at the top-10.
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The Valleyview Vikings are looking to finish strong at the provincial junior boys basketball championship in Vancouver.
Valleyview, the tournament’s No. 14 seed, has split its first two games, and is looking to win its last two to finish 11th. Valleyview will play the Kelowna-Okanagan Mission Huskies in its next game.
The Vikings opened with a 68-40 loss to the Vancouver-Killarney Cougars.
Connor Carson led the way with 13 points, with Tanner Farber scoring 11.
The Vikings came back to knock off the Vernon Panthers 61-43. Tyler Wightman had 13 points for the winners, and Carson scored 12.
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The South Kamloops Titans are into the semifinals at the provincial AAA girls basketball championship tournament in Langley.
The Titans, the defending AAA champions and this year’s No. 1 seed, knocked off the Port Coquitlam-Riverside Rapids 84-44 on Thursday.
South Kamloops is scheduled to play the Victoria-Oak Bay Breakers tonight, with the winner moving into Saturday’s championship final.
Emma Wolfram had another incredible game, with 20 points, 23 rebounds and nine blocked shots. Maya Olynyk, the only other senior on South Kam’s roster, had 26 points and seven assists.