High-school hoops weekend recap
Titans claim Okanagan title on home court
The senior girls’ South Kamloops Titans basketball team cruised to an Okanagan championship title, beating the Kelowna Owls 70-34 in the gold-medal matchup in the JP Gym on Saturday, Feb. 23.
South Kam is ranked No. 1 in the province heading into the B.C. High School AAA Basketball Championships, which get underway on March 6 at the Langley Events Centre.
Emma Wolfram of the Titans was named tournament MVP and teammates Maya Olynyk, Anna Frenkel and Emma Piggin were named to the tournament all-star team.
Salmon Arm beat Mt. Boucherie of Kelowna 66-57 to win bronze.
Olynyk and Carly Corrado of Kelowna were awarded scholarships — established this season at the Okanagan tournament for players advancing to post-secondary basketball — on Saturday.
Vernon dashed the Sa-Hali Sabre girls’ dreams of a AA Okanagan title on the weekend.
Sa-Hali fell 64-42 to Vernon in the gold-medal game, played in Winfield.
Shenise Sigsworth, Jaida Wallat — both of whom were named tournament all stars — and Haley Cochran were among the Sabres’ top scorers on the weekend.
Sa-Hali is hosting the AA provincial championships, which get underway in Kamloops on March 6.
The Sa-Hali Sabres senior boys’ basketball team was bounced in the semifinal round at the AA Okanagan championship in Kelowna on the weekend.
Sa-Hali lost 88-78 to South Okanagan secondary of Oliver.
Russell Dolson was the Sabres’ top scorer on the weekend.
Noah Marchand, playing with a broken finger, Austen Langille, Liam Epp and Keegan Marchand were among Sa-Hali’s best players on the weekend.
The Sabres are the host team at the AA provincial championships, which get underway in Kamloops on March 6.