Shorts: Pitt still in AAAA hoops contention

Bobby Lefever of the Martin-Brower Blaze wins 60-metre sprint.

The Pitt Meadows Marauders rebounded from an opening-round loss at the Fraser Valley senior boys’ AAAA championships with a 65-42 win over the Centennial Centaurs on Monday.

Graham Smith paced Pitt with 29 points and 17 rebounds.

Jordan Murley had 16 points and 11 boards, while Mark Ashamalla added 12 points.

The Marauder dropped their first game of the valley playoffs, 80-77 to Lord Tweedsmuir on Friday.

Smith, a 6’5’’ centre who has committed to playing for SFU next season, had 37 points and 21 rebounds in that game.

Murley had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Anderson added nine points.

Pitt was to play Heritage Woods in an elimination game on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre.


Sprint champ

Bobby Lefever of the Martin-Brower Blaze won the 60-metre sprint at the 2015 Harry Jerome Indoor Games, Feb. 7 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Lefever, competing in the men’s 50-55 age division, won in a time of 8.68 seconds, edging Jorge Woods (9.01) of the Greyhounds.

The Blaze, a sprint team from Maple Ridge, also finished sixth in the 200-metre relay in the men’s open division, with a time of 1:42.10.

“I thought the team did exceptionally well in our first meet together,” Lefever said.

The Blaze next compete April 11 at the SFU Invitational Track Meet.