Abbotsford well-represented at high school hoops all-star game

Eight Abbotsford hoopsters will hit the hardwood at UBC's War Memorial Gym for the B.C. high school all-star game on Saturday.

Mouat centre Sunny Johal (32) has been picked for the B.C. high school basketball all-star game

Mouat centre Sunny Johal (32) has been picked for the B.C. high school basketball all-star game

Eight Abbotsford hoopsters will hit the hardwood at UBC’s War Memorial Gym for the B.C. high school all-star game on Saturday.

The provincial AAA girls champion W.J. Mouat Hawks will be well-represented. Hawks head coach Paula Thompson will helm the “away” team, which features a trio of her players – Kayli Sartori, Katie Brink and Jaslyen Singh.

The “home” team features Vivienne Veerman of the Abbotsford Christian Knights. The senior point guard led Abby Christian to a fourth-place finish at Single A provincials this past season.

On the boys’ side, Yale and Mouat are sending two athletes apiece – Jordan Blackman and Nakai Luyken of the Lions, and Sunny Johal and Gurminder Kang of the Hawks. Blackman and Johal will join forces on a team coached by Pitt Meadows bench boss Rich Goulet, while Luyken and Kang are on a roster helmed by R.C. Palmer coach Paul Eberhardt.

The women’s game tips off at 3:30 p.m., followed by the men at 5:15 p.m.