Vancouver Island Central's 3x3 girls basketball team (green) battled hard against the Vancouver Coastal team

Vancouver Island Central's 3x3 girls basketball team (green) battled hard against the Vancouver Coastal team

Vancouver Coastal takes gold in girls 3×3 basketball

An exciting game against Vancouver Island Central was down to the wire

  • Jul. 24, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The Vancouver Coastal girls 3×3 basketball team came out on top after a game that switched leads numerous times and had loud supporters on edge throughout.

The team, made mostly from Richmond players, beat Vancouver Island Central by only 2 points in the end, earning them the first-ever BC Games gold for 3×3 basketball (this was the first year the sport was included).

Coach Tim Carkner said he was extremely impressed with the whole tournament, especially the level of sportsmanship he witnessed between teams.

“It has been absolutely fantastic,” he said. “People have been unbelievably friendly to us.”