THE fourth, fifth and sixth seeds – as well as the defending champions – were all eliminated on day one of the BC High School Basketball Championships 2A Tournament on Wednesday at Langley Events Centre.
Thursday’s quarter-final round begins at 3:00 p.m. and features No. 1 Charles Hays (Prince Rupert) vs. No. 9 Westsyde (Kamloops), No. 12 Sa-Hali (Kamloops) vs. No. 13 Abbotsford Christian, No. 3 Langley Christian vs. No. St. Michaels University (Victoria) and No. 2 D.P. Todd (Prince George) vs. No. 7 George Elliot (Lake Country).
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No. 13 Abbotsford Christian Knights 64 defeat No. 4 Elphinstone Cougars 61
The first upset of the day belonged to the Abbotsford Christian Knights who knocked off the No. 4 Elphinstone (Gibsons) Cougars.
The Cougars were up 29-27 at the half but a 20-12 advantage in the third quarter gave the Knights enough of a cushion to win by three, 64-61.
Zac Meinen had 16 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Knights while Cole Brandsma had a dozen points, seven rebounds and seven blocked shots.
Gus Goerzen had 17 points and five three-pointers to lead the Cougars.
No. 1 Charles Hays Rainmakers 119 defeat No. 16 Sparwood Spartans 45
The top-seeded Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) shot nearly 49 per cent from the field (48.6) as they crushed the No. 16 Sparwood Spartans 119-45.
Tyler Jones led the Rainmakers with 20 points as the team had a balanced scoring attack. Kai Leighton (19 points), Liam McChesney (16 points), Quinton Nisyok (15 points) and Caden Pagens (10 points) all reached double figures.
Sparwood was led by 24 points form Tanner Barclay.
No. 2 D.P. Todd Trojans 81 defeat No. 15 Pacific Academy Breakers 68
Saagar Shergill was 10-for-14 from the field as he scored a game-high 24 points for the No. 2 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) in their opening round 82-68 victory over Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers.
Cameron Sale (14 points), Shane Sandhu (13 points) and Chris Magrath (12 points) rounded out the attack for the Trojans while Randy Sandhu (seven assists) and Holden Black (six assists) handled the distribution.
Michael Chifan had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Breakers.
No. 11 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags 49 defeat No. 6 Britannia Bruins 46
Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags held Vancouver’s Britannia Bruins to just two points in the fourth quarter as they rallied for the 49-46 victory.
The Blue Jags trailed by 16 points late in the second half and were down seven entering the final quarter.
Noah Helman led St. Michaels University School with 20 points and 15 rebounds and Karter Fry had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Joshua Kaganade led Britannia with 15 points and 11 rebounds and finished one assist short of a triple double. He also had six steals.
No. 9 Westsyde Whundas 59 defeat No. 8 Brentwood College School 54
The ninth-seeded Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) knocked off the two-time defending champion Brentwood College School (Mill Bay) 59-54.
The Whundas were down by nine points early in the second quarter before rallying to take control to win by five points.
AJ McInnis led Westsyde with 15 points and five rebounds and Cam Treadwell had a dozen points and nine boards.
Shawn Blaisdell (19 points), Ian Grabher (14 points) and Juan Navarro (13 points) led Brentwood.
No. 12 Sa-Hali Sabres 56 defeat No. 5 King George 53 (OT)
It took overtime, but Kamloops’ Sa-Hali Sabres is moving onto the quarter-finals. The Sabres rallied from nine points down in the third quarter to defeat Vancouver’s King George Dragons 56-53.
Kalem Wilson led the Sabres with 18 points and seven rebounds while Jaydian Smith had 14 points and 18 boards. Romel Eyobe led the Dragons with 24 points and Nikola Guzina had 18 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots.
No. 7 George Elliot Coyotes 88 defeat No. 10 Seycove Seyhawks 78
The George Elliot (Lake Country) Coyotes led by as many as 19 points in the second quarter before holding off the Seycove (North Vancouver) Seyhawks 88-78.
Nic Lafontaine led the victors with 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, as well as three steals. Seycove countered with 27 points, four assists and two rebounds from Dylon Matthews.
No. 3 Langley Christian Lightning 75 No. 14 Lambrick Park Lions 60
The Langley Christian Lightning used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions 75-60.
The Lightning were up three points at the half and six after three quarters.
Asher Mayan (22 points, 10 rebounds) and Cole Addison (20 points, 15 rebounds) led the Langley Christian offence while Josh Walker had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Lions.