Flames, Crusaders, Hornets and Breakers last four standing


The defending champion King David Lions fell in the quarter-final round at the BC School Sports 1A Boys Basketball Provincial Championships on Thursday at Langley Events Centre. Ryan Molag photo

It will be No. 1 against No. 4 in one semi-final and No. 2 versus No. 6 in the other at the BC School Sports 1A Boys Basketball Provincial Championships at Langley Events Centre.

The two semi-final games will be played on Centre Court, beginning at 3:30pm.

#2 Maple Ridge Christian Hornets 87 #7 Similkameen Sparks 68

A six-point game late in the third quarter, the Maple Ridge Christian Hornets pulled away in the fourth for the 87-68 win over the Similkameen Sparks. Four Hornets reached double figures, led by Carson Barber’s 24 points with Connor Riley adding 19 and Eli Arrington and Makar Golotin each chipping in 15. Rain Marsden finished with 21 while Ethan Potash added 20 for the Sparks.

#6 Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay Breakers 79 #3 St. John’s School Eagles 72

The sixth-seed Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay Breakers pulled off the upset, taking down the third-seed St. John’s School Eagles 79-72. Viv Anderson-Francois had 32 points for the Eagles, but the trio of Levi Burton (24 points), Greg Puterill (18) and Loay Almahmiid (16) combined for 58 for the Breakers.

#4 St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders 77 No. 5 King David Lions 67

The St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders eliminated the defending champion King David Lions 77-67. The Crusaders were clutch from the free throw line, hitting 13 of their 15 shots from the line in the fourth quarter. Nash Pearce led the Crusaders with 25 points while Jacob Eichenberger scored 14 and Ryder Corsi and Mauro Lama each had 13. Paul Zychlinski led the Lions with 27 and Arel Steen had 17.

#1 Unity Christian Flames 94 #8 Golden Eagles 42

A 21-5 run to start the game had the Unity Christian Flames off and running to a convincing 94-42 win over the Golden Eagles. Jay Smiens’ 17 points were tops for the Flames while Henry Stonehouse led the Eagles with eight.