Day 1 roundup for 73rd annual BC High School Boys Basketball Championship

HERE are the Game Results from Day 1 of action in each of the 4 tiers:
Winning teams are in bold and will advance to the quarter final round of play on Thursday.
SINGLE A  (all games in Fieldhouse)
B.C. Christian Academy 67 vs. King David 83
Similkameen 115 vs. Fraser Lake 54
Heritage Christian 91 vs. Golden 37
Khalsa 79 vs. Ft. St. James 42
Bulkley Valley 99 vs. St. Andrews 34
Kelowna Christian 113 vs. Pemberton 33
Credo Christian 90 vs. Gold River 36
Glenlyon-Norfolk 77 vs. Northside Christian 68
The Khalsa Lions came into this as the #5 seed playing against the #12 seed Fort St.James Falcons. The Lions may have taken the Falcons lightly in the 1st quarter as the play was very close. Khalsa was just playing too loose, too many no look passes leading to many turn overs, not getting rebound even though they were the taller of the 2 teams.  At the end of the first Khalsa led only by 4 points 15-11.  Going into the 2nd quarter of play Coach Doug Wong must have laid down the law cause the Lions that came out to play. They put on high intensity press caused turn over after turn over, got their 3 point shooting on target, and by half time were up by 15 points 35- 20. The 2nd half was no different Lion kept up the pressure and never gave up the lead. Khalsa had a huge fan turn out for the game there must have been a 150 supporters cheering the Lions with drums, waving posters and giving them loud cheers of encouragement after every basket.  Khalsa gave their supporters plenty to cheer about, getting easily into the quarter-finals by a 78-42 score.
You can download the Full Draw  for SINGLE A here:
DOUBLE A (all games in South Court)
Sa-Hali vs. King George 43 – 93
Langley Christian vs. Britannia 60 – 78
Clarence Fulton vs. Collingwood 59 – 50
Southridge vs. Westsyde 37 – 55
D.P. Todd vs. Seycove 66 – 72
R.C. Palmer vs. Charles Hays 49 – 63
Pacific Academy vs. Shawnigan Lake 65 – 71
Grand Forks vs. Brentwood College 30 – 94
You can download the Full Draw  for SINGLE A here:
DOUBLE A (all games in South Court)
Sa-Hali vs. King George 43 – 93
Langley Christian vs. Britannia 60 – 78
Clarence Fulton vs. Collingwood 59 – 50
Southridge vs. Westsyde 37 – 55
D.P. Todd vs. Seycove 66 – 72
R.C. Palmer vs. Charles Hays 49 – 63
Pacific Academy vs. Shawnigan Lake 65 – 71
Grand Forks vs. Brentwood College 30 – 94
You can download the Full Draw  for DOUBLE A here:
TRIPLE A (all games in Centre Court)
Carihi vs. South Kamloops 51 – 58
Mark Isfeld vs. Pitt Meadows 59 – 69
Rick Hansen vs. Duchess Park 65 – 88
Richmond vs. Argyle 81 – 80
Caledonia vs. Byrne Creek 47 – 77
Clayton Heights vs. Sir Charles Tupper 70 – 90
M.E.I. vs. R.A. McMath 92 – 97
G.P. Vanier vs. North Delta 42 – 67
North Delta #4 seed,  like many of their games this year, started the game off in high gear, they went on a 19-4 scoring rampage to lead by 19 after the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter saw much of the same. The 2nd half was much like a normal basketball game, with both teams trading baskets and not really having  any extended runs by either team. North Delta  defeated G.P. Vanier 67-42 and will play #5 seed R.A. McMath at 6:45pm  on Thursday.
You can download the Full Draw  for TRIPLE A here:
QUAD A (all games in Arena Bowl)
Rutland vs. Semiahmoo 74 – 95
Belmont vs. W.J. Mouat 70 – 60
Terry Fox vs. Vancouver College 63 – 79
Walnut Grove vs. St. George’s School 89 – 76
Holy Cross vs. Handsworth 82 – 80
Lord Tweedsmuir vs. Burnaby South 60 – 80
North Peace vs. Tamanawis 48 – 83
Mount Baker vs. Oak Bay 36 – 89
One could say that this will be the most talked about game thus far in this year tournament. The Handsworth Royals were set to battle it out with the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Arena Bowl at LEC and yes this game had it all , high-flying offence, great defense and Ts thrown to the coach and a very intense game right till the final whistle.. Holy Cross at times playing their Grade 10s, against the senior team of Handsworth. Both teams played hard put up equal points in the first quarter. The 2nd quarter saw much of the same with both teams battling it out point for point. At times, the Crusaders trailed behind the Royals by as little as 2 points. The final moments of the game had team exchanging bucket for bucket.  At the the Holy Cross Crusaders avenged their early season loss and defeated the Handsworth Royals with a final score of 82-80.  Holly cross will face off with #6 seed Semiahmoo on Thursday at 3:30pm.
 
You can download the Full Draw  for QUAD A here:
All photos by VINNIE COMBOW

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