Pitt’s run to provincials ends

Loss meansMarauders will drop down to AAA next year in senior boys basketball.

Two close losses at the Fraser Valley tournament cost the Pitt Meadows Marauders a chance to advance to the B.C. Boys high school basketball AAAA championships.

Pitt lost to the Heritage Woods Kodiaks 70-69 in Thursday’s must-win game at Terry Fox. The Port Moody team advanced to the B.C. Tournament as the sixth seed out of the Fraser Valley.

Big post Graham Smith scored 38 points and had 19 rebounds in the game. Jordan Murley also scored 16.

“The team played very hard, but in the end were their own worst enemies, with 24 turnovers,” said Pitt coach Rich Goulet. “Our press break, which we practised immensely, came up short enough times to make the difference in the game, especially early.”

Earlier in the Fraser Valley tournament, the Marauders fell to the  Centennial Centaurs of Coquitlam, 62-49.

Pitt suffered another close loss to Lord Tweedsmuir, 80-77. The Surrey team got rolling, and finished second in the valley.

Pitt will not compete at the AAAA level next year, as the team reloads.

“All our best players have graduated and we must now start anew and we will be doing that in AAA for the next two years,” said Goulet.

That will create an interesting local hoops scene, with Pitt joining the Maple Ridge Ramblers, SRT Titans and Westview Wildcats in AAA hoops.

Just Posted

Flames drop to eighth in PJHL

Ridge loses two games over the weekend

Man known to frequent Maple Ridge wanted by Langley RCMP

An arrest warrant is out for Bryce Telford for allegedly impersonating a police officer

New Maple Ridge council has old problem: Albion flats

Staff asking for politicians to decide direction

Thomas Haney team builds tiny house

Students spend two years building tiny house during shop class

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Richmond businesses struggle to hire and keep staff because of high cost of housing

Chamber of commerce calls for diverse housing options, redevelopment of George Massey corridor

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Instagram celebrity pays for B.C. woman’s boob job

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

New food guide addresses ‘elephant’ in the room – alcohol

Experts welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

Most Read