Final Games set in AA and AAA BC Girls Basketball Tournament for Saturday

IN the first semifinal of the day, the Walnut Grove Gators and the Abbotsford Senior Panthers battled for a spot to play in the final. Both teams played a tight game, as they traded baskets to keep it close. But it was Walnut Grove who made a big push in the 4th quarter to win 88-71. Although they won the game by 16 points, this was one of the toughest games for them in the tournament.
Kelowna and Semiahmoo were the second two teams to battle for the right to be in the final on Saturday. Kelowna started the game strong, ending the 1st quarter with a commanding lead.  Semiahmoo started the 2nd quarter off but Kelowna still stayed on top.  At the end of the 4th it was Kelowna who easily had the game won 81-59. Kelowna will now take on Walnut Grove in the AAA final tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Langley Event Center.
AAA Girls Final Games will see:
3rd/4th Place Game: Abbotsford Senior vs. Semiahmoo Sat Mar 3 3 p.m. Fieldhouse Court
Final Game:  Walnut Grove vs. Kelowna Saturday, March 3 at 5 p.m. at Centre Court
Final 4 Results from Friday Night (winners in bold and advance to Championship game on Saturday).
Semi Final: Walnut Grove vs. Abbotsford Senior 88 – 71
Semi Final: Semiahmoo vs. Kelowna 59 – 81
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. South Kamloops  a game in which both teams fought back and forth, with the winners going for gold on Saturday. In the 2nd quarter of play  South Kamloops was up by by 10 points but going into the 3rd quarter, the Titans lead was only by 2 points, 29-27.  Aquinas side played with heart and gave it all they had, even taking the lead for a bit in the 3rd quarter. The Titans pulled ahead again and , Kamloops stayed on top for the balance of the game. South Kamloops finished the game 71-52. South Kamloops  will take on G.W. Graham in the AA final tomorrow at 3:00 pm at the Langley Event Center. 
The semi final with Britannia Bruins and GW Graham Grizzlies had the feeling of a Championship game. The fans were loud and involved in the game from start to finish. The Grizzlies showed their power by the end of the first quarter, they were up 17-14 over the Bruins. Britannia was not playing like the team that made it to the semis, they missed layups, easy shots, and defensively they were off sync.  GW Graham’s lead for most of the 2nd, but not a blowout that it could have been. At the half, the score was 29-24 with the Grizzlies on top.  Both teams played heart and soul in the 2nd half, but the Grizzlies gave it just a bit more effort and  stayed ahead by the end of the 3rd the lead by 13 points.  The GW Graham Grizzlies came to play  the entire 40 minutes, finishing with a final score of 66-53 over Britannia.  Now the Grizzlies will face South Kamloops in the Championship game on Saturday at 3pm Center court at Langley Events Centre.
AA Girls Final Games will see:
3rd/4th Place Game: Britannia vs. St. Thomas Aquinas Sat Mar 3 1:15 PM  Fieldhouse
Final Game:   G.W. Graham vs. South Kamloops Sat Mar 3 3:00 PM Centre Court
Final 4 Results from Friday Night ( winners in bold and advance to Championship game on Saturday).
Semi Final St. Thomas Aquinas vs. South Kamloops 52 – 71
Semi Final G.W. Graham vs. Britannia 66 – 53