The championship final is set for the 2019 Boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational and will feature the Kelowna Owls and the Centennial Centaurs.
The Owls eked out a 78-77 victory over Burnaby South Rebels in the second semi-final on Friday night at Langley Events Centre. The earlier semi-final saw the Centaurs knock off the Duchess Park Condors 83-67.
Duchess Park and Burnaby South play in the third-place game at 6:45 p.m. with the Owls and Centaurs set to follow in the championship tilt at 8:30 p.m.
Dominic Parolin saved his best for the second half scoring 24 of his 39 points over the final 20 minutes as the Centennial Centaurs rallied for the 83-67 win over the Duchess Park Condors.
The trio of Jackson Kuc (16 points), Caleb Lyons (14 points) and Connor Lewis (13 points) led the offensive charge for Duchess Park.
The last game of the night saw the Burnaby South Rebels rally from a 76-63 deficit to take a slim 77-76 lead. But a pair of late free throws from Jarred Taylor helped the Kelowna Owls retake the lead and their defence came up with a huge block at the buzzer to preserve the victory.
Malcom Greggor scored 23 points to lead Kelowna while Taylor finished with 19. Justin Sunga had a game-high 31 points for Burnaby South and Karn Aujla scored 27.
The day’s first game saw Duchess Park built a 16-point lead after three quarters over the Holy Cross Crusaders only to see that advantage disintegrate with the Crusaders going ahead 73-72. But the Condors didn’t panic and scored 17 of the final 20 points for the 89-76 win.
Jackson Kuc scored nine of his 18 points in those final 10 minutes while Caleb Lyons led the team with 23 points. Holy Cross’ Uyi Ologhola led all scorers with 24 points and Brent Padilla chipped in with 16.
The Centennial Centaurs built a double-digit lead early and never looked back, leading by as many as 36 points in their 87-666 win over the G.W. Graham Grizzlies.
Leif Skelding was one of four Centaurs to reach double figures with 24 points. Dante Petrescu had 17. Clay Kurtz was the top Grizzlies scorer with 18 points while Matthias Klim had 17.
After seeing their 17-point lead shrink to three points, the Burnaby South Rebels showed no panic, scoring 16 of the final 23 points to defeat the Claremont Spartans 74-62.
Burnaby South’s Justin Sunga’s 23 points led all scorers while Karam Aujla chipped in 18. Ethan Boag scored 20 for the Spartans.
Six players reached double digits as the Kelowna Owls soared past the Terry Fox Ravens 101-71.
Malcolm Greggor led the Owls attack with 20 points, Ajay Gill had 14 and Braden White, Jayden Lalonde and Rylan Ibbetson each had 13.
Ko Takahashi’s 25 points were tops for Terry Fox.
Friday’s other scores:
Claremont 84 Terry Fox 58
Holy Cross 85 G.W. Graham 61
Lord Tweedsmuir 83 Sir Charles Tupper 69
Seaquam 83 Oak Bay 70
Heritage Woods 88 Walnut Grove 64
R.A. McMath 73 Belmont 68
A.R. MacNeill 98 New Westminster 53
Fleetwood Park 64 St. Michaels University School 53