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Story by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
With Files from Trish Fougner

basketball logo_3(ISN) - Despite the BC teacher's strike, a number of the BC High School Provincial Basketball Champioships got underway Wednesday with a number of Island based teams taking to the floor.

"AA" Boys - SMUS, Brentwood College start with wins; Lambrick Park struggles.

The Provincial Boys AA Basketball got underway at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops with Saanich's Lambrick Park Lions meeting 4th seeded King George Secondary School in early action.

Lambrick got off to a slow start in the first quarter but started to gain momentum from one of their key players, Brendan Somers, who started sinking some valuable three-pointers. The first quarter ended with King George leading 22-15.

As the second quarter progressed, it was clear that Lambrick was struggling to find their rhythm and King George easily penetrated deep into the key to sink some baskets. Notwithstanding, Brendan Somers continued his three-point baskets by adding a total of at least 20 points before the half.

It was also clear that the calls were not going Lambrick's way with their first foul shot being awarded just prior to half-time whereas King George had already executed at least five. The half ended with King George leading 47-33 and a frustrated Lambrick Park bench with two starters already with three fouls.

King George continued their lead and pulled away strong in the fourth quarter to win 91-65. Brendan Somers was named player of the game for Lambrick Park with over 30 points and from King George, Kristian Hildebrandt took similar honours for the winners, scoring 35 points.

Lambrick will now move on to face the Okanagan's Sa Hali in the consolation side of the brackets. Sa Hali were thumped by the Island's Brentwood College 72-42. Brentwood shared the scoring in this one, as David Lawrence had 20, while Jordan Charles and Jon Courville added 16 and 14 respectively.

Victoria's St. Michael's University School (SMUS) also had an easy go in their first round game, winning handily over Vancouver's Princess Margaret 85-47. The Blue Jags shot 63% from the floor in this game and seven different shooter hit from three-point range. Joe Erlic led the way with 18 points for the winners.
 

"A" Boys - Duncan Christian and Bella Bella come up flat.

In "A" boys action at Trinity Western University in Langley, both Island representatives struggled in their openers.

Duncan Christian, who powered their way through the Island finals, dropped a 65-57 decision to Pemberton and will now face Mountain Christian Thursday in the consolation round.

Bella Bella also came up short in their opener, losing 74-57 to Unity Christian. Bella Bella will now face Cedars Christian Thursday in the consolation round.
 

"AAA" Girls - Claremont wins while Oak Bay falls in North Vancouver

At the "AAA' Girls Provincials at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Island representatives Claremont and Oak Bay split their results with Claremont getting a 48-38 win over the Gleneagle Talons, while Oak Bay dropped a tough 61-50 decision to Argyle.

For Claremont, their win did not come easy as they used a 9-0 third quarter run to give them a 38-25 lead heading into the final quarter and toughed it out from there.

The Spartans now advance to face the Lower Mainland champion York House Tigers in one of four quarterfinal matchups Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

For Oak Bay, the struggles began early as Argyle built an early 17-point lead at 32-15, a lead which the Bays could never overcome.

The Argyle defence was the story of this game, limiting the Bays to just 28% per cent shooting on the game. On the bright side for the Bays, Lauren Yearwood, a Grade 9 student, finished with a triple double for the Breakers, scoring 19 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and recording 10 blocks. The Bays will now face Mt. Baker in a Thursday morning consolation game.
 

"AA" Girls - Lambrick Park wins, SMUS loses in Kamloops

In Kamloops, the Lambrick Park Lions started with a bang, receiving 28 points from Tyger Holt and 17 from Emma Entzminger to thump Charles Hayes 85-56. Holt shot an amazing 14 of 17 from the field in the win. The Lions now advance to face Archbishop Carney on Thursday.

In other opening day action Victoria's St. Michaels University School (SMUS) went down to defeat at the hands of Sa Hali 49-40. Madison Hadfield had 13 points for SMUS in the losing effort. SMUS will now face Abbotsford in Thursday morning action.

Action continues Thursday at all levels and the Junior Boys Provincials also begin Thursday. "AAA" Boys Provincials get underway next week in Langley.

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