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Sabres win bronze
The Sa-Hali Sabres placed third at the 12-team senior boys’ Chilliwack Secondary Basketball Tournament on the weekend.
Sa-Hali, a AA team, played the host Chilliwack Storm, a AAA squad, for third place and won 88-61.
The Sabres’ attack was led by Noah Marchand, who netted 15 points. Liam Epp had 12, while Thomas Dolson had 11 points and six rebounds. Adam Phillips and Keegan Marchand each had nine points, while Jagdeesh Uppal added eight. Keegan Marchand also had 6 rebounds.
The Sabres opened with a 52-45 win over LA Matheson secondary, a AAA Surrey school. Dima Pokhylov led the Sabres with 11 points. Austin Langill had 10 points to go along with seven rebounds, while Russell Dolson had nine points and eight rebounds.
In a semifinal matchup, the Sabres battled back in the second half from a 20-point deficit and came within one point of AAA Semiahmoo secondary of White Rock, but fell short, losing 80-72. Noah Marchand had 28 points for the Sabres, with Epp chipping in with 10.
Noah Marchand was named to the first all-star team and younger brother Keegan was named to the second all-star team. Next up for the Sabres is the Fulton Cup, which runs from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21 at the Tournament Capital Centre and the TRU gym.