There were no upsets on day two of the 2022 BC Girls School Sports Basketball Provincial
Championships as the top four seeds in all three tournaments are through to the semi-final round at Langley Events Centre.
The semi-final round for the 2A, 3A and 4A Tournaments get underway on Friday with games beginning at 11:45am and the last of the six tipping off 8:30pm. All six games will be played on the South Court at Langley Events Centre.
One semi-final will feature a battle of the Wildcats while the other sees the Bobcats trying to ground the Eagles as the field is down to four teams in contention for the title at the 2022 BC School Sports Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament.
Thursday saw the day one winners battle in the quarter-final matchups with Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, the Burnaby Central Wildcats, Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats and Abbotsford’s M.E.I. Eagles prevail in their respective games.
McMath 93 College Heights 49
A monster game from Marina Radocaj has the McMath Wildcats through to the final four. The six-foot- two Grade 11 forward scored 30 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, dished out five assists and blocked four shots to lead her team to a 93-49 victory over Prince George’s College Heights Cougars.
Kee Hohlweg added 23 points and nine rebounds while Caitlin Kippan and Emma Bradley-Tse chipped in with 15 and 12 points, respectively as the Wildcats shot 52 per cent from the field. Rachel Loukes led the Cougars with 20 points.
Burnaby Central 90 Valleyview 55
A slow start for the top seed Burnaby Central Wildcats turned around as the team found its game in the second quarter with Grade 11 guard Jade Huynh scoring 10 of her game-high 28 points in that 10- minute stretch. Huynh finished with 28 points, nine steals, three assists and three rebounds to lead the team to a 90-55 win over Kamloops’ Valleyview Vikes.
The eighth-seed Vikes kept things close in the first quarter, trailing just 16-11 before the Wildcats offence finally found some rhythm. In addition to Huynh’s 28 points, Ankita Chopra scored 26 points and Jayla Huynh and Vobia Kalome scored 13 apiece. Sophia Morton pulled down 21 rebounds, including 15 on the offensive glass. Valleyview’s Jocelyn Orr had 18 points.
Brookswood 66 Vernon 41
The Brookswood Bobcats raced out to an early lead and never looked back to book their spot in the final four. The Bobcats led 46-13 at the half and led by as many as 36 points in a 66-41 win over the Vernon Panthers. The ‘Cats shot 33 per cent (10-for-31) from beyond the arc as nearly half their points came from the three-point, Brookswood used a balanced scoring attack as Cassidy Buchanan (18 points), Sahnya Gill (15 points) and
Jaime Rettig (12 points) powering the offensive attack. Buchanan also finished with 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists and she was four-for-eight from beyond the arc. Braxton Penner led Vernon with nine points.
M.E.I. Eagles 61 Sa-Hali Sabres 46
A strong second half saw the Eagles offence finally take flight, scoring 37 points over the final 20 minutes after only scoring 24 before the half. Defensively, M.E.I. was strong throughout the game, holding the Sabres to a dozen points or less in three of the four quarters. The Eagles were also balanced on offence with four players scoring in double digits, led by Makenna Reimer’s 13 points and 10 rebounds. Temi Aina led the Sabres with 21 points and nine rebounds.
John Oliver 63 Duchess Park 46
Pitt Meadows 57 Carihi 55
Crofton House 54 Alberni District 46
Robert Bateman 55 Salish 42
The No. 1 seed and hometown Langley Christian Lightning are all set to battle Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags in one semi-final while the Mulgrave Titans and York House Tigers will battle in a rematch of the Vancouver Sea-to-Sky zone final.
Langley Christian Lightning 80 St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights 37 Langley Christian was up 48-15 at the half as they cruised to an 80-37 win over No. 9 St. Thomas More
Collegiate Knights. Sydney Bradshaw led the Lightning with 28 points, seven rebounds and four steals while Taelor Coxford had 18 points and nine rebounds. Kyra Anagnostou was tops for the Knights with 17 points.
St. Michaels University Blue Jags 59 Notre Dame Jugglers 40
After a tight first half with the Blue Jags up just 20-17, the Victoria school erupted for 22 third-quarter points on their way to a 59-40 win over Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers. Makenna Anderson led S.M.U.S. with 18 points and Charlotte Hardy scored 15.
Mulgrave Titans 76 Southridge Storm 34
The Titans defence was too much for Surrey’s Storm as Mulgrave held Southridge to nine points or less in each of the four quarters on their way to a 76-34 win. Eva Ruse made 12 of 15 field goals for 25 points to lead Mulgrave. Camille Hare scored 15 for Southridge.
York House Tigers 72 Kalamalka Lakers 61
Tied at 29 at the half, the Tigers scored the first 11 points of the second half as they knocked off Kalamalka 72-61. Mila Urban shot 50 per cent from the field and had a game-high 24 points for the Tigers while Avery Ratcliffe scored 20. Lily Lee (22 points) and Kristen Francks (19) were tops for Kalamalka.
Day 2 Consolation Bracket Scores:
Collingwood 78 A.R. MacNeill 63
Abbotsford Traditional 59 Shas Ti Kelly Road 39
Brentwood College 68 St. John Brebeuf 40
Lambrick Park 64 Selkirk 22
The Riverside Rapids, Walnut Grove Gators, Okanagan Mission Huskies and Terry Fox Ravens are the last four teams standing in the 4A Tournament.
No. 1 Riverside will face No. 4 Walnut Grove in one semi-final while No. 2 Terry Fox battles No. 3 Okanagan Mission in the other.
Terry Fox Ravens 94 Abbotsford Senior Panthers 49
The Terry Fox Ravens took a comfortable 44-27 lead into halftime and then came out of the locker room scorching, scoring 37 points in that 10-minute stretch to blow out the Abbotsford Senior Panthers 94-49. Lauren Clements and Cerys Merton scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, with Merton adding nine rebounds, four steals and an incredible 11 steals. Lakresha Edwards led the Panthers with 21 points.
Okanagan Mission Huskies 75 Yale Lions 53
Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Huskies scored 56 points over the second and third quarters combined to down Abbotsford’s Yale Lions 75-53. Kanani Coon had 21 points and 20 rebounds for the Huskies as OKM outrebounded Yale 52-33 with Coon and Stella Lagrange (15 rebounds) combining for 35 of those. Samara Mason scored 19 for Yale.
Riverside Rapids 90 Claremont Spartans 48
The Riverside Rapids raced out to a 28-10 lead and never looked back in a 90-48 win over Victoria’s Claremont Spartans. Avery Sussex scored 23 points for Riverside, also adding five assists, four steals and three rebounds. Sierra Lise scored 15 for the Spartans.
Walnut Grove Gators 88 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 79
The last of the four quarter-finals was also the most dramatic of the games as the Walnut Grove Gators came back from 17 down in the third quarter to defeat the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 88-79 to book their spot in the final four.
Kiera Pemberton scored 42 for the Gators with 10 rebounds and five assists. Fania Taylor added 21 points and a dozen rebounds. Marah Dykstra scored 28 for the Bulldogs.
Day 2 Consolation Bracket Scores:
Heritage Woods 89 Seaquam 58
Kelowna 90 Belmont 41
West Vancouver 71 Fleetwood Park 45
South Delta 87 North Peace 35