LANGLEY — Brentwood College’s drive towards a repeat title continued on cue Friday as the B.C. senior boys Double A basketball championships reached its Final Four.
They may be the only school in B.C. high school sports without a nickname, but when it comes to their senior varsity boys squad, just called them unbeatable, at least against their own tier.
After a 95-57 win over North Vancouver’s Seycove Seyhawks in which they held their foes to 23 per cent shooting from the field (18-of-78), the Mill Bay crew has found its way to Saturday’s 3:45 p.m. championship final where they can repeat as titlists.
To do it, however, they will have to calm the inspired, emotional wave being ridden by Vancouver’s King George Dragons.
On Friday, the Dragons earned the privilege of playing a Brentwood team which may be the tier’s best team since the back-to-back Aldergrove Totems in 1994-95 under Neil Brown.
And nothing about it was easy.
The Dragons in fact, had to snap the 33-0 record of Kamloops’ Westsyde Whundas, the No. 2 seed, just to get there.
Seyoung Choi scored 19 points, and Raz Gugaqsayan and Mohab Mundadi added 11 points apeice to lead Vancouver’s Dragons to a 61-50 win.
King George came out of halftime and held the Whundas to just five points in the third quarter en route to the 11-point win.
Spencer Ledoux scored 20 points in vain for the Whundas.
“We just had to play our game,” said Mundadi whose team locked in on defence and held an opponent to 50 points and under for the 33rd time in 38 games this season. “We had to grind it out. It’s wasn’t our best skilled game. It was just about who wanted it the most.”
Added Mundadi: “A lot of guys from over the years have wanted to get here, and we want to win a ring for them. Now, we’re one step closer.”
Brentwood College put five scorers in double figures in its win, led by the 19 of Ian Grabher, the 18 of Bruno Chan and the 15 of Nathan Pasloske.
Seycove was led by the dual 10-point performances of Christopher Ross and Jayden Clayton.
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