SRT Titans play for gold in host tournament

Brad Rowbotham of SRT drives for the basket as Lucas Campbell of Westview tries to block him Friday afternoon at SRT.  - Colleen Flanagan
Brad Rowbotham of SRT drives for the basket as Lucas Campbell of Westview tries to block him Friday afternoon at SRT.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan

The Samuel Robertson Technical Titans battled their way to the championship game of their host tournament over the weekend, eventually settling for silver.

The triple-A Titans met four-A Kwantlen Park, a huge Surrey school, and lost by four points.

SRT was led all tournament by the outstanding low post game of Trevor White, who scored 18 points in the championship game. The outside shooting of Austin Rebalkin and Matt Van Dregt helped open up the inside game for White. Cole Lamont took home player of the game honours for SRT.

The Titans defeated Westview in the tournament opener, in an afternoon game in front of the school population, by a score of 54-12.

The player of the game for SRT was White, who dominated the paint with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Other outstanding performances came from Mitch McDole and Rebalkin who contributed 14 and 12 points respectively.

The crowd favourite was Grade 11 post Zach Cano, who capped off his afternoon with a deep three in the dying seconds of the game.

The Titans won their way into the final by beating Agassiz 81-39. The player of the game for SRT was Rebalkin, who contributed 18 points and dished the ball for nine assists.

White led the scoring with 28 points, Brad Rowbotham scored 12, and Nik Dyer and Lamont had eight points apiece.


Other AAA scores


In other triple A basketball action, the Maple Ridge Ramblers have been running good in league play. On Jan. 31 they beat the Mission Roadrunners 58-35, and on Jan. 30 topped the R.E. Mountain Eagles of Langley 73-42. In Exhibition play, they took on the elite Terry Fox Ravens, who are currently ranked sixth in B.C. on the Four-A circuit, and lost 80-31.

SRT also laid a beating on Mission, 69-43 in a league game.

A key game coming up in the league play goes on Saturday, when the Titans meet the Ramblers at MRSS. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. Ridge has a 2-2 record in the Fraser Valley East, while SRT is 2-1.


Pitt Meadows girls


The senior girls of Pitt Meadows played Garibaldi secondary, winning 85-26.

Sammy Walton finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while every player on the team scored at least two points.

The weekend brought the annual Enver Creek Secondary tournament.

Pitt’s first game was against Panorama Ridge where they won 62-44. Next they beat Princess Margaret in their second game 59-42.

The tournament final was against the home team, Enver Creek, where Pitt lost a close game 50-58. Ellen Harrison received a tournament All-star award.

League playoffs begin against Terry Fox on Friday.

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