THE No.1 ranked Tamanawis Wildcats had an easy match with a 74-60 win over the Burnaby South Rebels ( ranked #9) Thursday night to advance to the Final Four tonight at the Langley Event Centre. In last night’s win over the Rebels, the Wildcats’ Sukhjot Bains played an amazing game, scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds. Bains, Sukhraj Biring and Harjot Grewal all hit four 3 pointer apiece and Biring finished with 17 points and Grewal with 13. The Wildcats are now off to their first Final Four, facing Mindy Minhas and Winston Churchill Bulldogs. The Wildcats have beaten the Bulldogs in both of their prior matches this season.
The Sardis Falcons (ranked #7) will clash for the first time this season with Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders (ranked #6) in tonight’s 8:30 p.m. semi-final. Holly Cross had a slow start but rallied back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Vancouver College Fighting Irish 77-60 on Thursday to make it to the Final Four.
Get used to hearing the name Sardis Falcons. Before this tournament they were not on the radar of many, but now reaching the Final Four they have put themselves on the map of B.C. high school basketball.
Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (ranked #5) on Wednesday played a game some would like to forget. However, the outcome was in their favor with an 87-78 win over the West Vancouver Highlanders in the opening round of the Telus B.C. senior boys Quad A basketball championships. On Thursday night, the team had to face the defending B.C. champion Walnut Grove Gators (ranked #4). Last year when the Gators were ranked No. 1, they eliminated the Bulldogs 74-62 in the quarterfinal round, despite getting 27 points and 16 rebounds from then-Grade 11 star Mindy Minhas. As a senior, Minhas was determined not to repeat what happened last season. Minhas scored 28 points, and had 16 rebounds in last night’s win. Winston Churchill came out and played their hearts out, the hometown Gators got as close as 2 points with 2:57 remaining. With Bulldogs winnnig 75-70 sets up a great game up in the Final Four on Friday night against No. 1 ranked Tamanawis.
If you like to see some great basketball, make your way down to the Langley Event Centre tonight (Friday March 14, 2014).
6:45 p.m. — Sir Winston Churchill vs. Tamanawis Wildcats
8:30 p.m. — Sardis vs. Holy Cross