Flames-Kodiaks rematch set for semi-finals

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Unity Christian Flames’ Miah Schuurman drives to the hoop during her team’s quarter-final win over the Kelowna Christian Knights at the BC School Sports 1A Girls Basketball Provincial Championships. Gary Ahuja photo

The No. 1 seed Pacific Christian Pacers face the fifth-seed Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies in one semi-final while the other features an all-Eastern Valley battle between the defending champion Credo Christian Kodiaks and the team they beat last year, the Unity Christian Flames.

#1 Pacific Christian Pacers 81 #8 Cedars Christian Eagles 37

The guard tandem of Abi Ellison and Kealayna Tupas-Singh was too much for the Cedars Christian Eagles as they combined for 51 points (scoring 26 and 25, respectively) in an 81-37 quarter-final win. The Pacers put the game out of reach early with 30 first-quarter points. Colby Konig’s 11 points led the Eagles.

#5 Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies 53 #4 St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders 36

The Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies scored the final 12 points as they pulled off the upset, knocking off the fourth-seeded St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders 53-36. Kashlyn Mack (16 points) and Annika Parr (15 points) were tops on the Grizzlies with 31 points. Morgan Eichenberger and Maggie Pearce scored 10 apiece for the Crusaders.

#2 Unity Christian Flames 60 #7 Kelowna Christian Knights 33

The Unity Christian Flames were airtight defensively, holding the Kelowna Christian Knights to a singe field goal in the first 10 minutes. And while the Knights found no success scoring, the Flames were able to build a huge lead on their way to the 60-33 win.

Miah Schuurman was dominant on the offensive end of the floor as she scored 29 for Unity Christian. Claire Pasenau had 17 for Kelowna Christian.

#3 Credo Christian Kodiaks 73 #11 Immaculata Mustangs 40

The four-time defending provincial champion Credo Christian Kodiaks are one game away for another appearance in the title game. The Kodiaks’ Alexa Leyenhorst had 21 points while Demi Timmerman chipped in 18. Iyra Puno led the Mustangs with 23 points.