The W. J. Mouat Hawks junior boys basketball team came up short in the finals in Duncan.
Participating in a tournament at Cowichan Secondary on Jan. 29 and 30, the Hawks opened with an 81-41 win over Claremont of Victoria, with five players reaching double digits in scoring.
The Hawks then defeated number six provincially ranked Oak Bay 57-48 in the tournament semi-final. Harvir Gracha scored a team-high 27 points, with Prav Gill adding 10.
Mouat then battled the number three provincially ranked Handsworth Royals, and opened up a 13-4, but trailed 23-20 at halftime. The teams were tied after three quarters, but the Royals pulled away in the fourth to win 57-48. Reis Sekhon and Garcha scored 12 and 11 points respectively in the loss.
Garcha and Gill were both named tournament all-stars. The Hawks won both their home tournament and the Holy Cross tournament in January, and they also won their division at the Abby PD city basketball tournament in December.