Team BC basketball players win Provincial High School titles
Congratulations go out to all athletes who competed at the BC School Sports basketball provincials in early March.
Several Team BC team members and Development Squad players competed in the championships, held in Langley, and came away with provincial titles for their respective schools.
19U Development Squad players Kai Leighton, Kaden Pagens and Tyler Jones helped the Charles Haynes Rainmakers to repeat as champions in the boys AA division.
Leighton was awarded the tournament MVP and scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the final game against the King George Dragons. Pagens had 15 points and eight rebounds in the final.
Mitra Tshan (Team BC 19U coach) led her Britannia Bruins players to a 81-73 win over the Langley Christian Lightning in the championship final of the girls AA division.
Team BC 19U Development Squad players Lagi Vaa and Tianna Sacco were crucial to the Bruins victory scoring big points and grabbing rebounds in the dying minutes of the game. Also key in the win was Jewel Leeson, who is also a 19U Team BC Development Squad player.
In the girls AAA championship game, Lakresha Edwards (a Team BC 16U player) scored 10 points to help the Abbotsford Panthers take the title over the Okanagan Mission Hornets. Team BC 19U Development Squad member Jordyn Elliott is part of the silver medal winning Hornets team.
Also making the podium at the BC School Sports basketball championships is Team BC 16U player Rain Thomas, who won bronze with the York House Tigers.