The Final Four at the B.C. Single A senior boys basketball championship is set and the seedings held a lot more true than the province’s other tiers.
On Friday, in games at the LEC’s Centre Court, No. 2 Similkameen faces No. 6 Bulkley Valley Christian at 3:30 p.m., followed by No. 1 Credo Christian against No. 4 Heritage Christian at 5:15 p.m.
The winners square off 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Arena Bowl.
Here’s our look at Thursday’s quarterfinals.
TOP HALF DRAW
No. 1 CREDO CHRISTIAN 76 vs. No. 8 GLENLYON-NORFOLK 55
LANGLEY — The Quad A’s No. 1 is already out of title contention, but at 1A, Langley’s Kodiaks are protecting the number with pride.
Credo Christian produced four double-figure scorers, led by the 18 points of Nolan Dewitt to top Victoria’s Gryphons by 21.
Josh Allison scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Will Dykstra had 12 points and Reuben Sikma 10.
The Kodiaks outscored the Gryphons 24-9 in the third quarter to put the game away.
Chris Graham had another huge outing, this time in defeat, scoring a game-high 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting.
Noah Fekete added 14.
No. 4 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 88 vs. No. 5 KHALSA 58
LANGLEY — The seedings promised a much closer affair, but the Heritage Christian coaching staff must have said something at halftime to light a fire, because the No. 4 seeds came storming out of the gates to outscore Surrey’s Khalsa Lions 28-3 in the third quarter en route to a 30-pint win.
Sam Bell scored 26 points and Ben Robideau added 20 more for Kelowna squad who had opened the season at No. 1 in the preseason poll.
Jaskirat Sandhu scored 20 points to lead Khalsa which was outscored 61-25 in the second half.
BOTTOM HALF DRAW
No. 2 SIMILKAMEEN 90 vs. No. 10 KING DAVID 79
LANGLEY — The King David Lions gave the Goliaths from Keremeos all they could handle, but in the end, the No. 2 seed Sparks put together a clutch fourth-quarter rally to find their way to the final four.
Sasha Zebroff led Similkameen with 26 points, going 11-of-13 from the stripe, while Jughraj Bopari and Corbin Marsden added 22 and 20 points respectively.
The Lions, who were outscored 27-12 in the fourth quarter, got a game-high 30 from Asher Freedman and 18 from Oliver Munt. Solly Khalifa was 1-for-11 from the field and scored just five points but he had eight steals and 21 rebounds.
No. 6 BULKLEY VALLEY CHRISTIAN 63 NO. 3 KELOWNA CHRISTIAN 54
LANGLEY — Saymon Loki didn’t have his best day from the free-throw line, but he went big just about everywhere else and the result is a berth in the Final Four for the Smithers school.
Loki’s 11-for-21 outing from the stripe didn’t matter in the end, and his 29 points and 21 rebounds only helped the cause as Bulkley Valley Christian built a fourth-quarter cushoin that held off higher-seeded Kelowna Christian.
Nathan Steenhof added 19 points for the winners.
Tyler Jardine had 18 points for the Knights, while teammate Colin Christophe added 16 in the loss.
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