Basketball: Titans junior boys win host hoops tourney

The Samuel Robertson Technical Junior Titans hosted their annual invitational basketball tournament on the weekend...

The Samuel Robertson Technical Junior Titans hosted their annual invitational basketball tournament on the weekend, and ran the table 3-0 to win the tourney.

In their first game SRT’s defensive pressure was too much for Langley Fundamental and the Titans raced out to a 23-7 lead at the half.  The boys from SRT did not let up in the second half and finished with a 58-10 victory.

Everyone contributed offensively with Matt Sass leading the charge with 14 points. Forwards Rhys Caverly and Matt Elder chipped in with 13 and 10 points respectively.

The Titans scored one of their most lopsided victories of the season with a 81-29 result over Bodwell Secondary from North Vancouver. Three Titans hit double digits on the scoreboard: Nathan Ollman had 18 points, Elder 17 and Caverly had 16. David Buzza was a defensive standout for SRT while chipping in nine points of his own.

The best game of the weekend was the matchup with the Prince George Polars for first place. In a physical matchup, the Titans ended the first quarter with a slim 13-9 lead. After a solid second quarter on the defensive end of the court the Titans went into halftime up 30-20. A solid team effort in the second half helped lead the Titans to a 67-48 victory.

Once again eight Titans hit the scoresheet, with Elder and Nick Mattson leading the way with 12 and 10 points respectively.  Caverly, Sass and Reece Dickson all chipped in with seven points in a game that featured balanced offence.

 

Air Show Tourney

The Pitt Meadows Marauders lost all four games of their senior boys Air Show Tournament over the weekend.

They faced some tough teams, starting wiith a 54-47 loss to the quadruple A Port Moody team. Pitt has dropped down to triple A for this season.

Next up was the Nanaimo Islanders, who rate an honourable mention in the triple A rankings, and a 52-37 loss,

Then came losses to two elite double A teams – 49-44 to fifth-ranked Brentwood College out of Mill Bay, and 74-53 against the top-ranked Collingwood Cavaliers of West Van.

Mt. Boucherie won the 13-team tournament this year.