It has been a busy 2013 for the basketball program at Sam Robertson Technical, as the senior boys have taken on local rivals Garibaldi, Thomas Haney and Westview.
Every Titan hit the score sheet in a convincing 110-35 win over the Garibaldi Rebels. Grade 11 forward Trevor White led the charge with 33 points, while Shae Figeroux chipped in 14.
Against Haney a strong first half set the tone for another SRT victory. Jesse Erhardsen’s hustle and ball and distribution handling stood out.
John Park’s outside scoring provided the punch the Titans needed and opened up the inside for Brad Rowbotham and White. Travis Froelich and Connor Henry were also key contributors on offence.
In tournament play last weekend, the Titans met the triple-A Wildcats from Westview. The local teams don’t play each other in league, so it was winner-takes-all for bragging rights.
The game ended in a 10-point Titan victory. Once again Erhardsen, Park and Henry provided the leadership and offence to ensure a second place finish at their last home tournament as Seniors.
Rowbotham and Colin Maxwell crashed the boards against the Wildcats zone, and made key contributions on defence.
Juniors topple Pitt
The Grade 9 boys at SRT won a nail-biter on Thursday against Pitt Meadows.
In a game that saw them down 10 points early, the Titans dug in and their defensive intensity helped gain a four-point lead by half time. Playing with just eight players for most of the game, the second half was a test of fitness and mental toughness. After leading by three at the end of the third quarter the Titans were able to hang on for a one-point victory.
Keanu Homeniuk led the offence with 15 points, while Keilen Rooker dominated the boards and chipped in 13 points. Point guard Brayden Lamont scored seven points while playing big minutes and doing the bulk of the ball handling.
The defence in the second half got a boost by the addition of Thomas Russell and Jason Kim. Kim also hit some key free throws down the stretch to ensure a Titan win. Santiago Torres, the Titans’ shut-down defender, played the whole game against the skilled Marauders.