Mouat’s Ella Bohn carries the ball on a fast break against Rick Hansen during day one action of the 2021 Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Mouat’s Ella Bohn carries the ball on a fast break against Rick Hansen during day one action of the 2021 Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament tips off

High school basketball event returns after one-year hiatus due to COVID-19

After a one-year absence thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament tipped off once again at schools throughout Abbotsford on Tuesday (Dec. 7).

Boys and girls teams from all over the city duke it out in seven different divisions all week long, with the traditional ‘Championship Saturday’ set for Columbia Bible College.

Rick Hansen Secondary School hosts the senior boys division, which features the W.J. Mouat Hawks, St. John Brebeuf Bears, Robert Bateman Timberwolves, Dasmesh Falcons, Abbotsford Traditional Titans, MEI Eagles, Abbotsford Christian Knights and Hansen Hurricanes.

Mouat hosts the senior girls division, which consists of Mouat, Hansen, SJB, Dasmesh, Bateman ATSS, Abbotsford Senior Panthers, ACS, MEI and the Yale Lions.

St. John Brebeuf hosts the junior boys featuring Yale, Mouat, MEI, ACS, Abby Senior, Bateman, Hansen and SJB.

Bateman hosts the junior girls consisting of Bateman, Mouat, ACS, MEI, Yale, Abby Senior, ATSS and Hansen.

Abbotsford Senior hosts both the Grade 9 boys and girls. Boys division teams include Abby Senior, Dashmesh, MEI, Hansen, Mouat and Yale. Girls division teams are Hansen, ACS, Dasmesh and SJB.

University of the Fraser Valley and Yale Secondary are splitting the Grade 8 boys hosting duties, which features Clayburn Middle, Dasmesh, Abby Middle, Chief Dan George, SJB, ATMS, Eugene Reimer, CG Howe, ACS, W.A. Fraser and MEI.

Abbotsford Christian School hosts the Grade 8 girls, which includes Clayburn Middle, Dasmesh, Abby Middle, Chief Dan George, SJB, ATMS, Eugene Reimer, CG Howe, ACS, W.A. Fraser and MEI.

For the complete list of schedules, visit abbypdbasketball.com/2021-schedules.html.

Championship Saturday at CBC runs from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. inside Columbia Place.

The 2019 division champions included: the Abbotsford Panthers (senior boys, senior girls and junior boys), Yale Lions (junior girls), Mouat Hawks (Grade 9 boys), Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Grade 9 girls) Abbotsford Traditional Titans (Grade 8 boys) and W.A. Fraser Falcons (Grade 8 girls).

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