Vancouver, B.C. - The 4A Boys Provincials are officially underway as the province's Top 16 teams battle for the BC Provincial Championship. Follow along with @VancouverBasketball (IG) for Live Updates. The FULL photography from each day will be uploaded constantly to our Vancouver Basketball Facebook Page. Keep reading to see the full tournament results and box scores!
Day 1 - Wednesday March 6th, 2019
Game 1: Belmont (49) vs Kelowna (58) | BOX SCORE
Game 2: Heritage Woods (81) vs Kitsilano (68) | BOX SCORE
Heritage Woods with an impressive start, fueled by two busloads of fans from the school. Kits’ Centre #12 Everest Jaggs with some early struggles in the paint, to go along with foul trouble. Both teams playing primarily 2-3 zones for the first half. Kits with struggles from the line. The depth perception in the arena is hard to adjust to. Kits’ Jaggs picks up third foul with 5:30 left in the first half. Kits #14 Luka Dolman brings great energy off the bench.
3rd quarter – major foul trouble for the Kits’ big men. Heritage Woods goes on a huge run to go up 19. Heritage Woods Centre #12 Zach Hamed showing major versatility with big blocks, handling the ball on the press break, and breaking down the zone from the high post. Crowd: “Kits is rattled, Kits is rattled.”
4th quarter – Heritage Woods lead grows. Kits resorts to contested threes. Hamed, falling out the front of his ripped shoes, nails a dagger three to put them up by 25. Kits get a spark from the full court press. After two threes by #14 Luka Dolman, Kits cuts it to 9, but time trickled down on the Blue Demon’s chance at a Provincial Championship. Player of the game Zack Hamed with 25 points and 25 rebounds.
Game 3: W.J. Mouat (65) vs Oak Bay (91) | BOX SCORE
Game 4: Mount Baker (45) vs Terry Fox (119) | BOX SCORE
Game 5: Walnut Grove (84) vs Burnaby South (114) | BOX SCORE
1st quarter - Burnaby South playing above the rim. A put-back dunk attempt nearly injures two on their own team (bucket was no good). Burnaby South #2 Justin Sunga with two consecutive buckets to take the lead. #23 Sasha Vujisic comes off the bench and makes an instant impact with his 6’10’ frame.
2nd quarter - The disciplined Walnut Grove team is capitalizing on turnovers with fast break buckets. Burnaby South has to take a timeout to regain some composure. Coming out of the TO, they go on a run to go up 12.
3rd - Burnaby South keep the heat on and the lead grows to 20 with 8:42 left. Walnut Grove big man #4 Nolan Premack nails 2 straight threes, 2 free throws, and a layup to try to keep his team in it.
4th quarter – Vancouver College #23 Vujisic again makes an instant impact on the game with a big dunk and Burnaby South finished the game with a dominant quarter where threes falling from everywhere. A bunch of Junior players ended up getting floor time at the end.
Burnaby South wins 114-84.
Game 6: Centennial (83) vs Vancouver College ( 82) |
1st quarter - The game is filled with giants. With three minutes left in the quarter, the teams are tied at 11. Irish have a 1-2-1-1 press on but it is having limited success as Centennial is managing to gain access to the paint in transition.
2nd quarter - Centennial continues to handle the press, and both teams are able to penetrate in for high percentage shots. Neither team is relenting with the quarter ending at 34-29 for Vancouver College.
3rd quarter - Vancouver College #9 Toni Maric and Centennial #22 Ivan Denyssevych are going hard at each other and scoring the majority of their team’s points in this quarter. Centennial #17 Leif Skelding wanted to get in on the fun, nailing an open three from all the room created by the focus on the paint. Vancouver College holds onto a 2-point lead, 53-51.
4th quarter - After an early back contusion, Vancouver College’s #3 Josh Lum-Tong is knocking down big shots down the stretch. With a 2-point lead and 51.5 seconds remaining Vancouver College #10 Sahil Sandhu goes to the line and makes 1. Centennial brings the ball down and get a shooting foul. Centennial #23 Dominic Parolin hits both. Vancouver College #3 Lum-Tong nails a runner to go up 2. 7 second left. Centennial turns it over on the inbound and commit a foul, Vancouver College hits 1of 2 free throws – 3 point difference. Centennial tries again with 5 second left, full court to go. 40-footer at the buzzer - #17 Skelding NAILS IT!
Overtime - Stalemate for 3 minutes trading buckets. Crazy possession at the end with two chances for Vancouver College’s #11 Hunter Cruz-Dumont to hit a 12-foot jumper and take the lead, but to no avail.
Game 7: Lord Tweedsmuir (81) vs West Van (76) | BOX SCORE
Game 8: North Peace (64) vs Holy Cross (103) | BOX SCORE
Day 2 - Thursday March 7th, 2019
Game 9: W. J. Mouat (96) vs Mount Baker (59) | BOX SCORE
Game 10: Belmont (53) vs Kitsilano (74) | BOX SCORE
Game 11: Walnut Grove (66) vs Vancouver College (79) | BOX SCORE
Game 12: West Vancouver (80) vs North Peace (63) | BOX SCORE
Game 13 (Quarter Final): Oak Bay (66) vs Terry Fox (100) | BOX SCORE
Game 14 (Quarter Final): Kelowna (84) vs Heritage Woods (77) | BOX SCORE
1st half - Owls #4 Malcolm Greggor off to blazing start with two threes and another jumper - ball has not touched the rim. Kelowna are in full court man pressure, but the Kodiaks are finding ways to get #12 Zach Hamed the ball in the paint, and he was getting to the line, before he himself got into foul trouble. Owl’s #7 Parker Johnstone with a major impact in the first half with his jump shot. Kodiak’s #13 Arshia Movassaghi is single handedly keeping Heritage Woods in the game by slashing to the hole. Half-time score is 44-43 for the Owls.
2nd half - Kodiak’s #13 stays hot with a four point play, stretching the lead to 6. Supporting in force is the Kodiak’s #12 Hamed handling the ball on the fast break. Each Owl seems to be chiselled out of the same stone, and they are relentless on defence. Owls #7 Johnstone draws a huge charge that fouls out Movassaghi with 3:43 left and a tie game at 74. Owl’s #5 Braden White with a huge offensive rebound followed by an and-1 but he missed the free throw. Kodiak’s have three turnovers late, and free throws sealed it for Kelowna.
Game 15 (Quarter Final): Lord Tweedsmuir (79) vs Holy Cross (69) | BOX SCORE
Game 16 (Quarter Final): Burnaby South (81) vs Centennial (60) | BOX SCORE
Day 3 - Friday March 8th, 2019
Game 17: Walnut Grove (93) vs North Peace (61) | BOX SCORE
Game 18: Mount Baker (37) vs Belmont (90) | BOX SCORE
1st half - Mount Baker comes out in a 2-2-1 press, falling into 1-3-1 half court setup. Belmont has a simpler defensive setup, trusting their man D. Wild #10 Carter White knocks a big three to give his team team their first lead in the first. Refs are allowing significant contact at each end, forcing both teams to finish strong on every possession.
Late in the 2nd quarter, the Bulldogs go on 11-2 run to go up 37-26.
2nd half - Belmont continues get wide open looks against the 1-3-1, taking a 26 point lead late in the 3rd. Bulldog’s #12 Hunter Thomson with an emphatic steal followed by and-1 to end the quarter. From the point forward, Thomson continues to beat everyone down the floor for easy fast break buckets. With three left headers on the court, Belmont seem to be confusing Mount Baker. With four minutes left, the score is 79-35 in a lopsided affair. After several more threes in the 4th, Belmont wins 90-37
Game 19: Oak Bay (76) vs Heritage Woods (86) | BOX SCORE
Game 20: Centennial (61) vs Holy Cross (80) | BOX SCORE
Game 21: Vancouver College (71) vs West Vancouver (68) | BOX SCORE
Game 22: W.J. Mouat (84) vs Kitsilano (82) | BOX SCORE
Game 23 (Semi Final): Burnaby South (64) vs Lord Tweedsmuir (75) | BOX SCORE
Game 24 (Semi Final): Terry Fox (67) vs Kelowna (74) | BOX SCORE
Day 4 - Saturday March 9th, 2019
Game 25: Mount Baker (77) vs North Peace (75) | BOX SCORE
Game 26: Belmont (74) vs Walnut Grove (64) | BOX SCORE
Game 27: Kitsilano (66) vs West Vancouver (80) | BOX SCORE
Game 28 (9th): W.J. Mouat (70) vs Vancouver College (65) | BOX SCORE
Game 29 (7th/8th): Oak Bay (84) vs Centennial (76) | BOX SCORE
Game 30 (5th/6th): Heritage Woods (71) vs Holy Cross (61) | BOX SCORE
Game 31 (3rd/4th): Terry Fox (71) vs Burnaby South (86) | BOX SCORE
Game 32 (FINAL): Kelowna vs Lord Tweedsmuir |