facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss

By Christian J. Stewart (ISN) and Trish Fougner

basketball logo_3(ISN) - The Lambrick Park "AA" Girls and Brentwood College "AA" Boys continued their winning ways at the BC High School Provincial Basketball Championships Thursday.

The Lambrick Park Pride "AA" Girls basketball team will be advancing to the Senior Girls "AA" Provincial semi-finals after a 64-54 win over Archbishop Carney Thursday in quarter-final action.

The Pride entered the quarter-finals after an easy win the day before against Charles Hayes. On Thursday, the Pride struggled to score early, as Carney built a 7-0 lead in the first five minutes.  This would be short-lived however, as Lambrick's outstanding starter, Chelsea Strandland, sank three, 3-pointers in a row and executed some spectacular passing, with the Pride eventually pulling ahead to lead 33-22 at the half. The rest of the game saw Lambrick continue their dominance, notwithstanding having forward Tyger Holt foul out of the game. Lambrick Park won the game 64-54 with Chelsea Strandland from Lambrick and Colleen O'Melinn from Carney named as players of the game. Lambrick will now play Holy Cross in the semi-finals Friday night at 5:45 p.m.

In Senior Boys "AA" action, Brentwood College advanced to the semis after earning a tough 53-47 decision over Vancouver's King George.

After winning their first game Wednesday against Lambrick Park, King George showed their strength early by going deep into Brentwood's defense and fighting for every rebound. The Dragons also showed resilient defense sparking them to a first quarter, 17-11 lead. In the second quarter, Brentwood started to sink some shots but still couldn't penetrate into the Dragon's defense. Brentwood began to find their game in the third quarter and thanks to a strong performance by Jordan Charles and Austin Giles, they were able to rein in their opponents and move to within one point, 40-39, at the end of the third quarter. Brentwood continued their surge in the fourth quarter to overcome the #1 Vancouver-ranked team and take the win 53-47. Brentwood now takes on the Fraser Valley #1 ranked team, Mission, Friday night in the semi-finals.

In other Senior Boy's "AA" action, St. Michael's (SMUS) dug themselves a deep first-half hole and despite some second-half heroics from Joe Erlic, fell to St. Thomas More 65-54, bumping the Blue Jags to the consolation round.  Also, the Lambrick Park Lion's, losers Wednesday in their opener, toughed out a foul-plagued affair with a 72-65 win against Sa Hali. Six players in total fouled out of that game.  SMUS will now face Windsor, while Lambrick will now take on South Okanagan in their Friday consolation match-ups.

Also Thursday, Senior Girl's "AAA" action saw the Claremont Spartans get thumped by York House 69-39 in their quarter-final match-up, moving the Spartans to the consolation round.  The Spartans now join the Oak Bay girls in the consolation brackets after the Bays lost their opener Wednesday.  The Spartans face Yale on Friday, while the Bays, 85-57 winners over Mt. Baker Thursday, will play Handsworth in their continuing consolation round match-ups.

In Senior Boys "A" action, both Duncan Christian and Bella Bella won their consolation round games Thursday, with Bella Bella squeaking out a 67-66 win over Cedars Christian, while Duncan Christian dismantled Mountain Christian 80-35. Duncan Christian now meets Bulkley Valley, while Bella Bella meets St. John Brebuf in their Friday games.

The Junior Boys Provincials also got underway at Vancouver College Thursday and Victoria's Claremont Spartans were a big winner on opening day with a 65-40 win over Golden.  Nanaimo's Wellington also opened with a win, when they defeated Princess Margaret 54-27.  The Lambrick Park Lions were not so lucky however as they went down to defeat at the hands of Gleneagle 54-43.

Claremont will now meet Walnut Grove and Wellington will meet St. George's in quarter-final match-ups Friday, while Lambrick moves on to play Valleyview in the consolation round.





Latest Stories

1DX 7591

Royals Power Way to Win Over Rockets

Nov 28, 2015

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

November 28, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) - The Victoria Royals would score four times with the man-advantage to power their way to a 5-1 win over the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League action Saturday night at…


Castaway Wanderers Settle Score, Advance To Barnard Cup

Nov 28, 2015

Story and Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

November 28, 2015 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers defeated the James Bay Bays 31-17 at MacDonald Park Saturday afternoon to book a berth in the Barnard Cup island final of the BC Rugby Union’s Men’s…

Vancouver Giants jersey crest

Winterhawks Fall 2-0 to Vancouver Saturday

Nov 28, 2015

The Portland Winterhawks (12-11-0-0) fell 2-0 to the visiting Vancouver Giants (6-16-2-2) Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in front of 7,150 fans.

ubc thunderbirds qb

T-Birds edge defending champion Montreal to win Vanier Cup

Nov 28, 2015

QUEBEC CITY (CIS – Courtesy of John Edwards) – Third-year kicker Quinn van Gylswyk hit a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds a 26-23 win over the Université de Montréal Carabins in the 2015 ArcelorMittal…

justin kripps

Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz Slide into Sixth in World Cup

Nov 28, 2015

Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz Slide into Sixth in World Cup Bobsleigh

—Dave Greszczyszyn finishes 13th, Barrett Martineau 15th in men’s skeleton—

ALTENBERG, Ger.—Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz put down two of the fastest starts the day while…

Alan Baxter

Former Olympian Baxter swaps downhill skis for skates

Nov 28, 2015
Alan Baxter of Great Britain during the training of the third stage of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland seen on Februaray 19, 2015. Photographer Credit Daniel Grund/Red Bull Content Pool Former Olympic skier Alain…
can para

Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame celebrated seven individuals

Nov 28, 2015

Photo: Matthew Murnaghan / CPC OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2015 - The Canadian Paralympic community celebrated seven accomplished and influential individuals this evening at a gala in Ottawa, for the official induction ceremony for the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame.…
Team BC 6 curling

Coquitlam gears up to host 2016 BC Scotties

Nov 28, 2015

Coquitlam, BC (November 27, 2015)– The best women curlers in the province will be showcased in the city when the Coquitlam Curling Club hosts the 2016 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western.

Happ Blue jays

Blue Jay's Sign Happ

Nov 28, 2015

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed LHP J.A. HAPP to a three year contract worth US $36 million.


Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz Strike Gold

Nov 28, 2015

Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz Strike Gold at Bobsleigh World Cup Opener in Altenberg

—Jane Channel leads Canadian skeleton women in seventh—

ALTENBERG, Ger.—Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz made an early statement they are hungry for gold after…

rugby ouch

Rematch Today between James Bay and Castaway Wanderers

Nov 28, 2015

Castaway Wanderers let a close one slip away last week against James Bay, falling 17-12. The single point earned was not enough to ensure them a place in the Barnard Cup Final, but they will get a second chance to punch their ticket in the rematch. Should…
alex harvey 2

Alex Harvey Charges to Silver at World Cup

Nov 28, 2015

—Harvey wins 16th career World Cup medal, first ever before Christmas break—

KUUSAMO, Fin.—Alex Harvey was clear on his goal this year: to win the Overall World Cup title. The two-time Olympian served notice he means business by winning the silver medal in…

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors