Yale’s Tana Pankratz drives to the hoop against Walnut Grove during last year’s final at the Timberwolves Classic senior girls tournament. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Senior girls Timberwolves Classic tipping off tomorrow

Annual Abbotsford tournament welcomes some of the top teams from across the province

Some of the best senior girls basketball teams in the province come to Abbotsford starting tomorrow for the annual Timberwolves Classic Tournament.

The event, which runs from Jan. 23 to 25 at Robert Bateman Secondary School, sees 16 clubs battle it out.

The host Bateman Timberwolves (ranked 10th, 3A), W. J. Mouat Hawks (honourable mention, 4A), Abbotsford Panthers (second, 3A), MEI Eagles (fifth, 3A) and Yale Lions (sixth, 4A) are the local teams competing.

Also invited are: Langley’s Walnut Grove Gators (third, 4A), Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (unranked), Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats (third, 3A), Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (ninth, 4A), Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Kodiaks (seventh, 4A), Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies (honourable mention, 3A), the North Delta Huskies (unranked), Kamloops’ Valleyview Vikings (seventh, 3A), the South Kamloops Titans (ninth, 3A), the Okanagan-Mission Huskies (first, 3A) and the Steveston-London Sharks (unranked).

The tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, when Walnut Grove takes on Charles Best.

The host Timberwolves open at 10:15 a.m. that day when they take on McMath. Mouat battles Tweedsmuir at noon, the Panthers take on North Delta at 3:30 p.m., MEI challenges Valleyview at 5:15 p.m. and Yale takes on South Kamloops at 8:30 p.m.

Games continue all day on Friday and Saturday, with the championship game set for 8:30 p.m. Semifinal games go down at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Last year’s tournament final saw Walnut Grove defeat Yale 90-71.

RELATED: Walnut Grove wins Timberwolves Classic

The senior boys Timberwolves Classic Tournament is also expected to release its draw soon. The event is expected to occur in the final week of January.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Abbotsford politicians and city staff to consider cash-flow questions, tax deferments

Mayor says it’s unclear how many residents and business owners will be able to pay taxes on time

Sex offender charged again less than two months after prison release

Taylor Dueck, who was living in Mission, has history of sex assaults in Abbotsford

Cop who lives in Mission awarded almost $3.2 million for 2 car crashes

Jeffery Neufeldt was injured on the job in collisions in 2013 and 2016

Charity website hopes to help Abbotsford food bank

Residents urged to post their stuff for sale and donate proceeds

Social media a blessing and a curse during time of crisis: B.C. communication expert

‘In moments of crisis, fear is very real and palpable,’ says SFU’s Peter Chow-White

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights

Comprehensive Canadian news update as of 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 30.

Most Read