Three local junior boys basketball teams have qualified for the provincials, and they still have their eyes on a Fraser Valley title.
The second round of the Fraser Valley junior boys tournament wrapped up on Wednesday, with the Yale Lions, Mouat Hawks and MEI Eagles all advancing to the round of eight, and punching their ticket to the provincials later this month.
The Lions beat Pinetree 70-49, with sharpshooter Bradley Braich scoring 38 and Brent Bass adding 15. Mouat edged Holy Cross 45-44, and the Eagles downed Seaquam 57-43.
The Hansen Hurricanes fell in the second round, losing 65-45 to North Delta.
The championship round wraps up on Saturday, with Yale opening against Panorama Ridge, and MEI squaring off with Mouat.
The junior girls’ second round on Wednesday saw all the local teams bow out. MEI lost 44-41 to Sardis, Mouat fell 62-21 to Walnut Grove, and Abbotsford Senior lost 54-33 to Lord Tweedsmuir.
In Grade 9 boys action, both Mouat and Yale won their opening games in the championship round. The Hawks beat Centennial 42-30, and the Lions took down Semiahmoo 53-40. The Grade 9 boys’ Fraser Valley champion will be determined on Saturday.
Bateman and Abby Christian are still in the mix for the Grade 9 girls’ Fraser Valley title. The Timberwolves beat Vedder Middle 55-18 on Wednesday, and the Knights took down Rosedale 58-38. Abby Traditional fell 38-13 to Lord Tweedsmuir on Wednesday to eliminate their first-place dreams. The champion for the Grade 9 girls will be crowned tonight (Friday).
Abbotsford Middle and Abbotsford Traditional are still alive early in the Grade 8 boys Fraser Valley tournament. The Huskies beat Chilliwack 65-10 on Wednesday, while the Titans defeated Vedder 61-22. The Grade 8 boys tournament wraps up on Monday in Langley.
A handful of local teams still have championship dreams in the Grade 8 girls Fraser Valley tournament. W.A. Fraser beat Enver Creek 53-13 on Tuesday, Abbotsford Traditional edged H.D. Stafford 29-24, MEI beat Queen Elizabeth 58-31, and C.G. Howe defeated Delview 62-15. The championship round wraps up on Monday in Delta.
Read Wednesday’s print edition of the Abbotsford News for full details from the weekend, and check out abbynews.com for breaking results.