2018 BC High School Basketball Championships tracker: Vancouver College beats Terry Fox

Mar 7 2018, 6:02 pm

The 2018 BC High School Boys Provincial Basketball Championships have begun at the Langley Events Centre.

One of the marquee matchups of the day included the Vancouver College Fighting Irish, who defeated the Terry Fox Ravens 79-63. The Irish led by seven at the half but turned it on to start the third — extending their lead to 27 late. Jack Cruz-Dumont had a whopping 32 points in the win for Vancouver College.

Games are still ongoing today, with the championship to be decided on Saturday.

Boys 4A tournament

Semiahmoo 95 Rutland 74

  • Semiahmoo led by as much as 32 early in the fourth quarter
  • Grade 11 Jake Dhillon had 26 points and 21 rebounds

Belmont 70 W.J. Mouat 60

  • A huge upset on the AAAA side as Belmont are the 13th seed
  • Belmont shot over 50% from three in the second half
  • Nishad Tarak had 24 points to give his team the win

Vancouver College 79 Terry Fox 63

  • The Fighting Irish shot over 46% from the field and led for nearly the entire game
  • Jack Cruz-Dumont finished with 32 points and five assists
  • Jacob Mand had 25 points for the Ravens in the losing effort

Walnut Grove 89 St. George’s 76

  • James Woods (not the actor) had a whopping 44 points and 13 rebounds
  • St George’s led for the majority of the game but the Gators scored 32 fourth-quarter points to snatch victory from jaws of defeat
  • St George’s shot just 28.3% from the field in the second half

Holy Cross 82 Handsworth 80

  • Easily the game of the day so far on either side, as two good teams battled until the final seconds
  • Holy Cross was the 14th seed, but it isn’t as big an upset upon closer inspection — the Crusaders were actually the preseason number one in 4A
  • Uyi Ologhola had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Holy Cross

Burnaby South 80 Lord Tweedsmuir 60

  •  The Rebels dominated inside, scoring 46 of their points in the paint
  • As a team, they shot 44.7% in the second half to extend their lead
  • Noah Pastrana had 22 points and four rebounds for Burnaby South, while Dylan Kinley had 24 and five for Lord Tweedsmuir

Tamanawis 83 North Peace 48

  • As expected, Tamanawis cruised through their first-round matchup shooting over 41% from the field
  • Miguel Tomley had 39 points and seven rebounds, and Jeevan Sidhu had 26 points and 22 rebounds
  • North Peace’s leading scorer had 12 points

Oak Bay 89 Mount Baker 36

  •  Oak Bay went on a 29-0 run to start the game
  • The Bays spread the ball around in this one —Riley Cronk was named Player of the Game with just 14 points

Boys 3A tournament

South Kamloops 58 Carihi 51

  • Both teams were tied after the third quarter via four straight Carihi threes before Kamloops scored 19 in the fourth to pull away
  • Kamloops scored 42 of their 58 points in the paint and went 0 for 24 from distance

Pitt Meadows 69 Mark Isfeld 59

  • Game was tied at 47 before Pitt Meadows scored 22 in the fourth to pull away
  • The two bigs of Giovanni Manu and Colton Leon combined for 46 points and 23 rebounds
  • As a team, Pitt outrebounded Mark Isfeld 42 to 22

Duchess Park 88 Rick Hansen 65

  • Rick Hansen led by as much as 12 at the end of the first half before Duchess Park scored 52 in the second
  • Rick Hansen didn’t score for nearly five minutes in the fourth quarter, Duchess Park scored 15 in that time
  • The Hurricanes shot nearly 50% from distance in the first half, and just 20% in the second half. For a team so reliant on the three, this really hurt them.

Richmond 81 Argyle 80

  • It came down to the wire, as Murad Mohammed hit a free throw with three seconds left to give his team the win
  • Richmond came back from a 10 point deficit to start the fourth quarter
  • The biggest upset on either side as the Colts are the 14th seed and Argyle the 3rd

Byrne Creek 74 Caledonia 45

  • A very one-sided game after a thriller between Richmond and Argyle beforehand
  • The Bulldogs scored 29 in the third quarter to essentially seal it

Sir Charles Tupper 90 Clayton Heights 70

  •  Clayton Heights had size but Tupper had speed — and three-point shooting ability. They went over 48% as a team in the win
  • Six Tupper players had 10 or more points, and no one had more than 14

R.A. McMath 97 M.E.I 92

  • This was the highest-scoring game in either the 4A or 3A bracket
  • M.E.I led 28-11 in the first quarter and 80-71 in the fourth before McMath came back from both
  • Canadian U17 member Victor Radocaj had 22 points and 20 boards for McMath

North Delta 67 G.P. Vanier 42

  • North Delta scored 45 points in the first to essentially ice this one early
  • The Huskies attemped 81 shots in the game, shooting just 32%. There’s room for improvement there.
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