Dragons Rally to Win First Provincial Basketball Championship in School History
Mar 14, 2015
Township of Langley, BC (Saturday, March 14, 2015) – For the first time in school history, the Fleetwood Park Dragons are the best in BC. The Dragons knocked off the top seed in the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers 73-65 to capture the 2015 BC High School Basketball Boys 3A Championships at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday night.
Forward Emeka Okuma shone on the big stage, leading the way with a team-high 20 points, 18 rebounds and an astounding 7 blocked shots.
“Last year with an early exit I knew I had to stop up this year,” said Okuma. “I knew I had to step up in order to get this victory.”
Sir Charles Tupper led 21-6 after the first quarter and looked well on their way to victory but was unable to match the same pace they had in the first quarter for the rest of the game.
“We said we’re going to take it play by play,” said Dragons Head Coach Jordan Taylor. “That’s what we did, try to get a score and work your way back. After that we won every single quarter.”
Noah Lucas scored 16 points including 8 of 9 from the free throw line while Travis Erickson chipped in with 14 points for Fleetwood Park.
Chris Schneller had a game-high 21 points and John Tait netted 14 points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers.
The game was back-and-forth in the second half with neither team budging until the bitter end when the Dragons put the game away with some clutch free-throw shooting.
Since its existence, Fleetwood Park had never won a provincial basketball championship.
“It means the world to all of us,” said Taylor.
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