ALL eight top seeds advanced to the quarter-final round after day one of the BC High School Basketball Championships 1A Tournament on Wednesday.
Thursday’s quarter-final round features one 10 a.m. game with the rest beginning at 4:45 p.m.
No. 1 Glenlyon Norfolk (Victoria) vs. No. 8 (Vancouver), No. 4 Credo Christian (Langley) vs. No. 5 Vernon Christian, No. 4 Highroad Academy (Chilliwack) vs. No. 6 Similkameen (Keremeos) and No. 2 Kelowna Christian vs. No. 7 Cedars Christian (Prince George).
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No. 8 King David Lions 80 defeat No. 9 Northside Christian Northstars
Vancouver’s King David Lions built a 20-point first quarter lead in a 80-75 win over Vanderhoof’s Northside Christian Northstars.
Oliver Munt had a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Yuval Jacob had 20 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Lions.
Northside was led by 19 points by Kyle Bublitz, Kyle Unger had 18 and Alex Durupt had 17.
No. 6 Similkameen Sparks 90 defeat No. 11 Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Nay Thunder 54
After trailing in the first quarter by four points, the Similkameen (Keremeos) Sparks took the lead and never looked back, defeating Masset’s Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Nay Thunder 90-54.
The Sparks were led by 26 points and 16 rebounds from Corbin Marsden and 16 points from Tyson Douanpangya. The Thunder received a 34-point effort from Devan Boyco.
No. 4 Credo Christian Kodiaks 80 defeat No. 13 Deer Lake Falcons 61
After the Deer Lake (Burnaby) Falcons cut the lead to a few points in the fourth quarter, Langley’s Credo Christian Kodiaks were able to re-establish their double-digit lead, pulling away for the 80-61 victory.
Will Dykstra led the Kodiaks with 30 points while Anthony Vanderstoep had 15. Gavin Grim chipped in with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Kevin Ferrufino led the Falcons with 28 points and 20 rebounds while Ian Ma had 15 points, all from beyond the arc.
No. 5 Vernon Christian Royals 61 defeat No. 12 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers 48
A 16-5 third-quarter was largely the difference as the No. 5 Vernon Christian Royals defeated the No. 12 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers 61-48 with a wire-to-wire victory.
Devon Hofsink scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Ben Molitwen had 13 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Tyson Seward led the Trail Blazers with 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
No. 2 Kelowna Christian Knights 100 defeat No. 15 Gold River Cougars 28
The No. 2 Kelowna Christian Knights were firing on all cylinders as they racked up triple digits in a 100-28 win over the No. 15 Gold River Cougars.
Four Knights players hit double digits with Jake Sabbagh had 14 points and Aidan Borne scored 13. Parker Fleming and Parker Martens had 11 points apiece.
Tyler Gedlmanan and Dayton Jack scored nine points apiece to lead the Cougars.
No. 7 Cedars Christian Eagles 62 defeat No. 10 Pemberton Red Devils 44
A balanced attack which saw five players score between 7 and 13 points helped Cedars Christian advance to the quarter-finals with a 62-44 win over the Pemberton Red Devils.
Joel Nelson was high scorer for the squad with 13 points while Quinn Sam-Finlay led the Red Devils with 14 points.
No. 3 Highroad Academy Knights 88 defeat No. 14 McBride Mustangs 55
The Highroad Academy Knights defence held the McBride Mustangs to just 21 first-half points as they won their opener 88-55.
Aidan Morris led Highroad Academy with 30 points, including four three-pointers. Shaeman Pauls was top scorer for the Mustangs with 19 points while also grabbing nine rebounds.
No. 1 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons 89 defeat No. 16 Fernie Falcons 68
Trailing by seven at the half, the top-seeded Glenylon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) rallied for the 89-68 win over the No. 16 Fernie Falcons.
Chris Graham led the Gryphons with 39 points and 12 rebounds as well as eight steals.
The Falcons were led by 20 points, eight rebounds and seven steals from Ryley Levesque.