Bulkley Valley Christian's Saymon Loki is cutting a swath through the field at the BC senior boys Single A basketball championships. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Say who? Saymon Loki, that’s who! Bulkley Valley big man leads Royals into B.C. 1A final vs. Heritage Christian

LANGLEY — Say who? 

Saymon, that’s who. 

Saymon Loki’s fable is growing by the game here at the 2018 B.C. senior boys Single A basketball championships.

The 6-foot-5 senior forward with Smither’s No. 6 seed Bulkley Valley Christian Royals has been a whole heep of trouble for everyone in the field, and now, he leads his team into today’s 1:30 p.m. championship final against Kelowna’s No. 4 seed Heritage Christian Saints at the Langley Events Centre.

Neither school has ever appeared in the B.C. championship final for 1A which began in 1988.

Saymon Loki has been an unstoppable force for Smither’s Bulkily Valley Christian Royals. (Photo by Dan Kinvig, VarsityLetters.ca)

Last season, as a Grade 11, Loki scored an impressive 22 points in the Royals’ 87-66 opening-round win over Keremeos’ Similkameen Sparks.

On Friday, against the same team in the Final Four, he doubled it, scoring 44 to go along with 21 rebounds.

What has he done over the week here at the LEC?

How about 31 points and 17 rebounds in an 87-66 Sweet 16 win over St. Andrews on Wednesday, followed Thursday in the quarterfinals with 29 points and 21 rebounds in a 63-54 win over Kelowna Christian?

After Friday, he comes into today’s final averaging 34 points and 20 rebounds per game.

Nathan Steenhof, another super offensive threat, added 14 points Friday in the win over the Sparks, while Noah Delege added 12.

Corbin Marsden scored 20 in the los for Similkameen while Sasha Zebrofff added 16.

Heritage Christian also upset a higher seed, in fact their 67-50 win over Langley’s Credo Christian Kodiaks came against the tier’s No. 1 team.

Jordan Nenasheff, Isaac Opuama and Sam Bell each scored 14 points in the win.

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