Kelowna's Hunter Simson scored a game-high 32 points Thursday as the No. 9 Kelowna Owls stunned No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir in the opening round of the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2019 reports: Day 1 ends with a shocker as No. 9 Kelowna hits 24 threes in upset win over No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir

We’ve already profiled Vancouver College’s win over New Westminster earlier today. Here’s the rest of Day 1 from the Terry Fox Legal Beagle, including Kelowna’s upset of No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir:


PORT COQUITLAM — Quad-A’s No. 1 has fallen.

Behind a barrage of 24 made three-pointers, the No. 9-ranked Kelowna Owls stunned Surrey’s No. 1-ranked Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers on Thursday in the opening round of the 30th annual Terry Fox Legal Beagle senior boys basketball tournament.

“It’s been coming for a while,” said Kelowna head coach Harry Parmar after his team shot 24-of-46 from downtown in the win.

Grade 11 guards Malcom Greggor and Hunter Simson filled it up to the tune of 61 combined points.

Greggor hit nine threes and finished with 29 points, while Simson hit seven treys and scored a game-high 32 points.

“Hunter and Malcom can really shoot it and today they were going in,” continued Parmar. “But that being said, we go into a game expecting to hit at least 15 threes.”

The victory pushes Kelowna into a 6:45 p.m. semifinal Friday evening against the winner of Friday’s 10 a.m. play-in quarterfinal between Holy Cross and Vancouver College.

The Owls trailed 24-20 after the first quarter but led 45-44 at halftime, going on a stretch over the second in which they hit five treys in a row.

Parker Johnstone hit three triples and finished with 17 points for the winners.

“I always talk about defence, and in that regard we weren’t that good,” continued Parmar. “We’re young and we’re still not in synch at that end of the floor. But hey, we’re not big, so what are we going to do? We’re going to shoot threes and everyone has a green light to do it.”

Terry Fox’s Grady Stanyer (left) and David Chien helped lead the home team to a win over Mouat on Thursday in the opening round of the Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)

No. 2 TERRY FOX 74 No. 10 W.J. MOUAT 66

The three-point circus of the Owls made everything else seem tame by comparison Thursday in PoCo, but that didn’t mean the host and No. 2-ranked Ravens weren’t impressive in dialling a little long distance of their own.

Tied 49-49 heading into the fourth quarter, the Terry Fox settled into a deep groove, led by guard Jacob Mand, who hit three of his six triples in the final frame and finished with 21 points.

“In the second half, but especially in the fourth quarter, it started with our defence,” said Terry Fox head coach Brad Petersen. “We made a point to move it a bit more. They played a good zone, but we were able to hit when we got it inside and kicked it back out. Shooting the ball well in the fourth quarter is always a nice thing to be able to do.”

Grady Stanyer powered his way to 15 points inside, while guards David Chien and Jaden De Leon added 11 and 10 points respectively.

Gershaun Sarowa led the Hawks with 19 points, while Manvir Johal added 17, Prabh Sran 13 and Gavin Dulku 10.

The Ravens will face the winner of Friday’s 11:45 a.m. quarterfinal play-in between Oak Bay and Tamanawis.

In a class by himself, Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia scored a Day 1-high 45 points Thursday to lead the Bays past Kitsilano in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)


Kitsilano went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter and took a 47-45 lead over Victoria’s No 8-ranked Bays, but Oak Bay’s response put the game away.

Fuelled by prolific guard Diego Maffia, Oak Bay went on a subsequent 21-2 run to close the third quarter, taking a 66-49 advantage into the final frame and never looking back.

Maffia poured home a Beagle ’19 Day 1-high 45 points, 30 which came over the second and third quarters combined.

The Bays held Kits to just one free throw trip over that same span, getting 18 points from Jordane Burke and 13 from Jaime Palamos Molins.

The Blue Demons’ 6-foot-7 senior forward Everest Jaggs led his team with 30 points while Paytom Lum added 11.

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