Day 2 of the 2018 BC High School Basketball Championships featured a big matchup on the 4A side as the Semiahmoo totems took on the Holy Cross Crusaders in the quarter-finals. Underdog Holy Cross actually took a lead after the first quarter, as their quickness really seemed to trouble Semiahmoo.
After that, however, Semiahmoo started to use their size to their advantage. The Totems led by 12 at the half and extended that throughout the second half to win 83-64. For Holy Cross, their Cinderella run is over — they seemed to run out of gas in the second half and didn’t play with the same fire that we saw the day before when they upset Handsworth.
The crowd at both the 4A and 3A games were also amazing, especially the Pitt Meadows faithful who showed up in big numbers to see their team take on the underdog Richmond Colts.
Here’s what has happened so far on Day 2.
Boys 4A tournament
Semiahmoo 83 Holy Cross 64
Semiahmoo’s Adam Paige had 30 points and 25 rebounds in the win
Holy Cross created turnovers but struggled to convert on them
Burnaby South 78 Oak Bay 68
Bracket buster: Oak Bay was the number one seed in the 4A tournament
Burnaby South shot 50% from the field in the first half
The Rebels won this one with balance — no one scored more than 20 points but four players scored more than 10
Tamanawis 63 Walnut Grove 60
James Woods had another big game for Walnut Grove — he finished with 32 points
Tamanawis scored 22 in the first quarter, but let Walnut Grove score 22 in the second quarter
Jeevan Sidhu of Tamanawis finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds
Belmont 67 Vancouver College 62
Belmont continues their amazing run as they beat the number five seed
The Bulldogs held the lead for most of the game, spreading the ball around excellently
Issac Ickovich had 25 points and 11 rebounds
Boys 3A Tournament
South Kamloops 62 Duchess Park 44
Kamloops shot a lot better from distance compared to last time — they hit six threes this time instead of zero
Reid Jansen led all players on either side with 21 points
Pitt Meadows 84 Richmond 64
Richmond had no answer for Giovanni Manu — he had 33 points and 10 rebounds.
As a team, Pitt Meadows scored 50 of their 64 points in the paint
The Colts actually got out to a quick 11-3 lead before Pitt Meadows found their groove
North Delta 78 McMath 73
North Delta only outrebounded McMath by three but got two important offensive board late to waste valuable seconds
McMath shot 47.2% from the field in the first half and below 30% in the second. Many of those misses were easy shots in close
Suraj Gahir of North Delta had 30 points, many of those of the spectacular variety
Byrne Creek 68 Sir Charles Tupper 57
Tupper led at the half before Byrne Creek flipped the switch in the second half
Majok Deng had 20 points and 17 rebounds
Byrne Creek shot 45% in the second half compared to just 25% in the first half