THE Semiahmoo Totems’ quest for a perfect season and the school’s first senior girls AAA basketball championship since 1953 will go through the hometown Walnut Grove Gators, last year’s finalists.
The Totems topped the defending champion Kelowna Owls in one semifinal while the Gators defeated the Brookswood Bobcats in an all-Langley final on day three of the B.C. Secondary School Girls AAA Basketball Championships at Langley Events Centre.
Semiahmoo and Walnut Grove will play Saturday at 5 p.m. in the championship game. Brookwood and Kelowna battle in the third-place game at 3:00 p.m.
For full results from all day three for all 16 teams, click here.
No. 1 Semiahmoo Totems 82 No. 5 Kelowna Owls 64
The No. 1 seed Semiahmoo Totems turned a one-point game at the half into an 18-point victory as they pulled away from the No. 5 Kelowna Owls 82-64.
A big key was Semiahmoo’s outside shooting as they hit 10 three-pointers in the second half on 19 attempts after connecting on just one of 13 in the first half.
Izzy Forsyth (23 points, 14 rebounds) was the Totems’ top scorer and she was one of four in double digits, alongside Tara Wallack (18 points, 11 rebounds), Deja Lee (15 points) and Raushan Bindra (12 points). Lee and Bindra were especially deadly from beyond the arc, combining for seven three-pointers.
Jaeli Ibbetson had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Owls.
No. 2 Walnut Grove Gators 73 No. 6 Brookswood Bobcats 63
The Walnut Grove Gators held the high-scoring Brookswood Bobcats to just seven points in the second quarter and with the 19-7 advantage in that period, that proved to be enough of a difference in a 73-63 victory.
Both teams received balanced attacks as they each had four reach double digits.
For the Bobcats, Jenna Dick had 14 with Karsen Look chipping in a dozen points.