Similkameen Sparks guard Harjaap Bengag goes for a layup against Fraser Lake Cougars guard Julian Chmelyk in a 1A game, part of the B.C. high school senior boys basketball championships that tipped off Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Troy Landreville Black Press)

From the provincial courts

Here’s some news on how our senior girls and boys basketball teams are doing at provincials

The senior boys basketball team is off to a great start with their first win Wednesday morning against Fraser Lake.

The senior boys went into the tournament ranked second in the province and were able to easily defeat Fraser Lake who was ranked 15th.

“(It’s) going well. Boys looked really good in an easy win today to start things off but gets more challenging tomorrow with a quarterfinal matchup against King David from Vancouver. Kids enjoying themselves but remaining focussed,” coach Yuri Zebroff said in a message to the Keremeos Review Wednesday afternoon.

The boys will take on King David at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Langley Events Centre for a chance at a spot in the semi-final.

For updates or to stream games live for a price, visit the provincial boys high school basketball page here or check the Keremeos Review webpage for updates.

The girls senior basketball team had a tough loss Wednesday when they faced the second place ranked team Unity Christian. Although they put in a great effort and executed some fine plays, the girls lost 77-28. The game star was Savanna Yamamoto.

The girls earned their spot at provincials by winning third at Valleys held at SESS at the end of February. They went into the provincial tournament ranked 15th in the province.

At time of posting it was unknown what team the girls will play next as the St. Andrew’s ranked 10th and West Point Grey ranked 7th teams had just started their game.

The girls will take on the winner of that game at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Chilliwack at Unity Christian School Gym. \

For updates visit the girls basketball website here or check the Keremeos Review webpage


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