A trio of Abbotsford senior boys basketball teams finished in the top ten in their respective tiers at the B.C. high school basketball provincial championships, which wrapped up in Langley on Saturday.
The Abbotsford Christian School Knights were the highest finishers, placing fifth overall in the 2A conference.
ACS opened up the tournament by upsetting the fourth-ranked Elphinstone 64-61 on Wednesday, but then fell 68-59 to Sa-Hali on Thursday. The Knights bounced back with a 70-62 win over Westsyde on Friday, and then beat Langley Christian 69-66 in the fifth place game on Saturday.
Knights player Zac Meinen was named to the 2A tournament second team all-star squad for his efforts.
The Charles Hays Rainmakers from Prince Rupert took home the 2A crown.
Over in the 3A conference, the Rick Hansen Hurricanes placed eighth overall.
The Hurricanes opened with an 86-71 win over G.P. Vanier on Wednesday, but then lost 66-59 to the Vernon Panthers on Thursday. Hansen dropped an 82-76 decision to Argyle on Friday and closed off the tournament with a 91-57 loss to G.W. Graham.
We had a tough week, but we feel very privileged to still be playing at this time of year! Finished 8th in the province…proud of our guys! Amazing friendships and memories made in this group over the last 5 years #hansenfamily pic.twitter.com/iZ3SquXJkd
— Hansen Sr. Boys Basketball (@hansen_bball) March 9, 2019
Hansen’s Gurkaran Mangat was named a 3A second team all-star for his performance at the event.
— Hansen Sr. Boys Basketball (@hansen_bball) March 10, 2019
The North Delta Huskies captured the 3A provincial crown.
The W.J. Mouat Hawks made some noise in the 4A conference, finishing ninth overall.
Mouat fell 91-65 to Oak Bay on Wednesday, but then bounced back with a 96-59 win over Mount Baker on Thursday. The Hawks then edged Kitsilano 84-82 on Friday, and defeated Vancouver College 70-65 on Saturday to finish ninth overall.
Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir earned the 4A provincial title.
Also in the 3A conference, the Robert Bateman Timberwolves opened with three straight losses, but then ended the tournament with a 71-69 win over Caledonia to finish 15th.
Great Season Boys! Thanks to the Grade 12s who put in the time and helped grow this program and get to the BC Provincials this year it was a pleasure 🙏. #2018 pic.twitter.com/zQkfqJrBTo
— Bateman Boys Basketball (@bateman_bball) March 9, 2019
For more information on all the tournaments, visit bchighschoolbasketballchampionships.com.