Titans repeat as provincial champions
The South Kamloops Titans are again provincial champions.
Graduating seniors Emma Wolfram and Maya Olynyk led South Kam to a 59-49 victory over the Brookswood Bobcats in the championship final of the senior girls B.C. AAA provincial basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, March 9.
"It was a great team effort," Titans' head coach Sean Lamoureux said.
"Emma and Maya led us, but we had everyone contribute for us.
"When Brookswood cut the lead to six in the fourth quarter, Ashley Lamoureux nailed a three-pointer to push the lead back to nine points.
"We had so many kids make big plays for the Titans in the final."
Wolfram's stat line — 16 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocked shots — was impressive.
Olynyk, with 15 points and 12 rebounds, also recorded a double-double.
With 34 blocks in total at the tournament, Wolfram — a 6-foot-4 centre who will play next season for the Gonzaga Bulldogs of the NCAA Division One ranks — set a new championship record.
Olynyk will play next season for the Saskatchewan Huskies of the Canadian Interuniversity Sports ranks.
Wolfram won most valuable player honours and was named the defensive player of the tournament, while Olynyk was named a first-team all star.
Anna Frenkel contributed 13 rebounds and seven points for South Kam, with Emma Piggins adding 13 points and seven rebounds.
The win marked the second consecutive provincial title for the Titans.