Pitt Meadows hosts Grade 8 provincial tournament

The Pitt Meadows Marauders hosted the Grade 8 invitational basketball championships last week, and the boys came away with...

  • Mar. 10, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The Pitt Meadows Marauders hosted the Grade 8 invitational basketball championships last week, and the boys came away with two wins and two losses.

The annual tournament hosted at Pitt Meadows has become an unofficial provincial championship for the Grade 8 level, and is organized by invitation of the top teams.

On Thursday, Pitt Meadows opened the event against Tamanawis of Surrey, the No. 2 seed in the Fraser Valley, and lost 55-47.

On Friday, the Marauders played Brocklehurst of Kamloops, and won 62-47.

That brought a matchup with Vernon on Friday, and a close 49-44 loss. They closed the tournament with a 47-45 win over Lake Trail of Courtenay, and finished 11th out of 16 teams.

In the tournament championship, Burnaby South beat Holy Cross 60-54. Vancouver South placed third with a 63-62 win over McMath.

Marauder Iman Ostovari was named to the second all-star team.

The Pitt girls placed eighth, beginning with a 37-35 win over Lord Byng of Vancouver.

That was followed with a 63-31 loss to the semi-finalist MEI Eagles of Abbotsford, a 48-23 loss to South Kamloops, and a 51-46 loss to Argyle of North Van.

Lord Tweedsmuir won the tournament final 55-33 over Southridge.

Marauder Vanessa Lagrange was given an honourable mention in the all-star selections.