It will be the King George Dragons and the St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights in the finals of the Select 16 bracket while the Santa Margarita Eagles face the St. Patrick Celtics in the championship game of the Super 16 bracket at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational Boys Tournament.
All four were winners in their respective semi-final games on Friday at Langley Events Centre.
The four-day tournament wraps up on Saturday with the championship finals taking place on South Court at 3:00pm and 4:45pm, respectively.
The first games of the day tip off at 8:30am. All TBI games are free to attend. For those unable to make it out to LEC, game can be streamed free of charge at TFSETV.ca. For schedule and scores, please visit www.langleyeventscentre.com/tbi
Santa Margarita 84 St. Mary’s 38
In a battle between the two non-B.C. teams at the event, it was California’s Santa Margarita Eagles soaring past Calgary’s St. Mary’s Saints thanks to a dominant defence performance, winning by a final score of 84-38.
The Eagles opened on an 18-3 run and held the Saints to single digits in two of the four quarters in their 46-point victory. Six-foot-7 Grade 10 forward was tops for Santa Margarita with 16 points while Jacob McLellan’s 10 points led St. Mary’s.
St. Patrick 72 St. George’s 67
A second half rally helped the St. Patrick Celtics overcome an 10-point deficit to defeat the St. George’s Saints in an all-Vancouver semi-final showdown. The Saints led for nearly the entirety of the first half before St. Patrick pulled ahead for good in the third quarter. The Celtics’ Jovin Sunner scored 30 points in the victory. Dorian Glogovac had 17 for the Saints.
Other Day 3 scores:
Byrne Creek 88 Holy Cross 73
Fleetwood Park 76 Terry Fox 70
Brookswood 63 Elgin Park 59
Walnut Grove 101 Dover Bay 93
Spectrum 93 Kelowna 72
Burnaby South 49 Lord Byng 47
St. Thomas More Collegiate 58 Sir Winston Churchill 48
A strong second quarter defensive effort saw the St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights stifle the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs, holding their opponent to just a pair of field goals over that 10-minute stretch. And with the Knights D clamping down at that end of the floor, the offence was able to chip away at what had been an 18-11 deficit, taking a 24-22 into the half.
The Knights offence would then find its game, matching their first-half output with 24 points in the third quarter alone in what would become a 58-48 victory. Jacob Oreta keyed the offensive attack as he scored nearly half his team’s points, finishing with 27. Samito Owusu (22 points) and Nixon Owusu (16) led the Bulldogs.
King George 72 Heritage Woods 71
Trailing by 11 points in the fourth quarter, the King George Dragons showed no quit, finishing on a 14-2 run – including the final seven points – to edge the Heritage Woods Kodiaks 72-71. And it was a balanced offensive attack which proved key as four Dragons scored in double digits, led by 20 points apiece from Darko Karac and Faisal Shawwa, 15 from Andre Novicic and a dozen from Ashton Vij. Aidan Wilkie led Heritage Woods with 23 points.
Other Day 3 scores:
Claremont 72 G.W. Graham 48
Steveston-London 65 St. Michaels University School 61
North Delta 90 South Kamloops 62
Sullivan Heights 88 Wellington 66
A.R. MacNeill 68 Centennial 63
South Delta 77 Sir Charles Tupper 75