Hansen wins T-wolves Classic

Hurricanes the STMC Knights to clinch second straight Bateman tournament win

Bateman's Nate Friesen attacks the rim against the Steveston-London Sharks on Friday.

Bateman's Nate Friesen attacks the rim against the Steveston-London Sharks on Friday.

The Rick Hansen Hurricanes swept the field at the recent seventh annual Timberwolves Senior Boys Classic tournament at Bateman secondary.

The number-one ranked AAA senior boys team in the province, Hansen opened with a 74-61 win over Sullivan Heights on Thursday, and defeated Windermere 95-85 on Friday to advance to the tournament semi-final on Saturday.

Hansen’s semi-final opponent ended up being the host Bateman Timberwolves, who beat Mission 53-44 on Thursday, and then upset the number-two ranked AAA Steveston-London Sharks 85-69 on Friday.

The Hurricanes defeated the Timberwolves 72-42 on Saturday afternoon, and then beat the St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights 81-55 to earn the title. It was the second straight Timberwolves Classic senior boys win for the west Abbotsford school.

In other local high school basketball news, the Mouat Hawks junior boys team topped the host Holy Cross Crusaders 69-35 in the Holy Cross tournament final on Saturday. Mouat had earlier defeated St. Patrick’s Secondary 75-38, and Guildford Park 63-48 to qualify for the championship game.

Mouat’s Sukhi Kang was named the most valuable player of the tournament, with Hawks players Harjas Dhillon and Harvir Garcha recognized as tournament all-stars.

The junior boys next play Cowichan Secondary this weekend.