The Vancouver-based team earned top spot at the Robert Bateman Secondary-hosted tournament by edging the Vernon Panthers 80-77 in the championship game.
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The Tigers’ path to the title included wins over Bodwell on Thursday, New Westminster on Friday and Byrne Creek on Saturday afternoon.
Vernon also had a strong showing, with wins over St. Thomas More Collegiate, G.W. Graham and North Delta.
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The host Timberwolves opened with an 85-81 overtime win over Steveston-London, but then fell 68-59 to Byrne Creek to fall out of the title hunt. Bateman then lost 93-67 to New Westminster.
The Rick Hansen Hurricanes followed a similar path, defeating Argyle 73-61, but then losing 65-57 to North Delta. The Hurricanes closed off the tournament with a 73-64 win over G.W. Graham. Hansen’s Gurkaran Mangat was named to the tournament all-star team.
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