Towhees named Most Sportsmanlike Team
The G.P. Vanier Towhees were voted the Most Sportsmanlike Team at the 2012-13 Vancouver Island Senior Boys' AAA Basketball Championships, held Feb. 28 to March 2 at Mount Douglas Secondary in Victoria.
However the Courtenay cagers lost two straight games and will not advance to the B.C. championships, March 12-16 at the Langley Events Centre. Claremont won the Island championship and a berth to the B.C.s. by beating Oak Bay 61-52. Third-place Belmont challenged second-place Oak Bay on Tuesday for the second Island berth.
The Towhees (North #3) opened the Islands Thursday, March 1 with a 68-37 loss to Oak Bay (South #2). Joaquin Paterna led Vanier with eight points. On Friday they fell 61-54 to Mount Douglas (South #4). Scott Stevens scored 18 points and Paterna added 16.
FREE THROWS Vanier's last trip to the B.C.s was in 2007 when they tied for 10th ... in 2006 they broke four records at the Provincial championships ...