Provincial high school basketball championships results
Titans win bronze
The South Kamloops Titans senior girls won bronze at the provincial AAA basketball championship in Vancouver on Saturday, March 12.
The Titans topped the Brookswood Bombers 71-64 in the bronze-medal matchup.
W.J. Mouat of Abbotsford edged the Claremont Spartans of Victoria 69-64 in Saturday’s final.
Emma Wolfram, who sprained her ankle earlier in the tournament, scored 23 points and pulled down 20 rebounds to pace the Titans.
Maya Olynyk notched 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Hailey Hamer-Jackson netted 12 points.
Katie Hubbard had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Titans lost to W.J. Mouat in a semifinal tilt on Friday, March 11.
Wolfram played the hero when she made a basket with 1.8 seconds on the clock in overtime to give the Titans a 72-70 win over the Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam in a quarter-final matchup in Vancouver on on Thursday, March 10.
Hornets win, Sabres squads place fifth
The South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver topped the Mission Sabres 71-66 in overtime to win the B.C. AA boys basketball championship on Saturday, March 12, at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The Sa-Hali Sabres finished fifth after beating Lambrick Park of Victoria 87-80 on Saturday.
On the girls’ side, the York House Tigers of Vancouver beat the Britannia Bruins of Vancouver 76-56 on Saturday to win the title.
Sa-Hali’s girls beat Lambrick Park 63-59 to earn a fifth-place finish.
Both the boys’ and girls’ Sabres teams bowed out of championship contention on Thursday, March 10.
Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders knocked off Sa-Hali’s girls 78-62, while Brentwood College of Mills Bay topped the Sabres’ boys 86-72.
Crusaders march to fifth-place finish
The St. Ann’s Crusaders placed fifth at the provincial A boys basketball championship in Langley.
In their final game, the Crusaders topped the Langley Christian Lightning 78-60.
Blaz Bozinovic was named St. Ann’s player of the game.
The Kelowna Christian Knights went on to win the title.
The Crusaders beat the No. 8 ranked Regent Christian Royals 94-76 on Thursday, March 1, to advance to a second-round matchup with Kelowna.
Kelowna topped St. Ann’s 51-41. Bozinovic had 12 points for the Crusaders in that game.