LANGLEY — The final three pieces of the puzzle have been fit into place, and that set’s the stage for tonight’s official unveiling of the B.C. senior girls AA, AAA and inaugural AAAA 16-team draws.
On Tuesday, three Quad-A wildcard games were staged to complete the LEC’s 48-team, four-day extravaganza which tips off Feb. 26.
Here’s a look at those three games:
HERITAGE WOODS 113 NORTH SURREY 57
Jenna Griffin poured home 29 points including seven triples, and Kiara Kozak scored 20 points to go along with an astounding 30 rebounds as Port Moody’s Kodiaks toppled the Spartans.
Lauren Tomlinson added 15 points on five treys, Maddy Falk a dozen and Olivia Pero 11 as Heritage Woods made its return to the provincials following a one-season absence.
“We played full-throttle basketball from the opening whistle,” admitted HW head coach Ross Tomlinson, whose team led 22-7 just five minutes into play.
Every player got on the score sheet with the bench contributing 31 points while team turnovers were limited to a season-low six.
LORD TWEEDSMUIR 74 BROOKSWOOD 69
The Bobcats lengthy string of provincial tourney appearances was snapped as the Sisters Aikins led Surrey’s Panthers to a dramatic victory with 19 points apiece.
Lord Tweedsmuir was down by 10 points with six minutes remaining and both Aikins sisters on the bench with four fouls a piece.
Two minutes later, however, Tweedy went on a 15-4 game-closing run with Alyza Aikins dropping a trio of triples in quick succession.
After India Aikins fouled out, the Panthers sealed the game at the line with Sahnya Gill going a tidy 4-for-4. from the charity strip.
Lord Tweedsmuir’s run to the B.C. tournament come on the heels of four straight wins, including three of the sudden-elimination variety.
COWICHAN 50 ROYAL BAY 46
Duncan’s Thunderbirds will enter the B.C.’s on a four-game win streak after their win over Ravens.
Cowichan was led at the recent Vancouver Island championships by its two all-stars, 6-foot first team selection Mackenzie Hall, and 5-foot-9 guard and second team pick Alyssa Klotz.
Look for all three draws right here at Varsity Letters later tonight.
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