Gators swallow Rebels in quarter-final, lose consolation game to Yale
A big second-quarter scoring binge by the Walnut Grove Gators swallowed up any title hopes the Burnaby South Rebels may have had.
The Gators outscored the Rebels 26-8 in the second quarter to roll to a 93-51 victory in the quarter-finals of the B.C. AAA high school senior boys basketball championship at the Langley Events Centre Thursday evening.
Burnaby South had hung in there with the province's top-ranked team in the first quarter trailing 20-18, but the Gators wore them down including outscoring the Rebels 28-11 in the fourth quarter.
Martin Bogajev was South's top scorer with 15 points while Gino Pagbilao had 11 and Dejan Posavijak had 10.
In consolation round play Friday, the Rebels fell 89-76 to the Yale Lions. Bogajev scored 15 points while Pagbilao and Taylor Smith had 13 each and Nick Garcha had 11.
They will play another Abbotsford school, the W.J. Mouat Hawks, for ninth place, Saturday at 9:15 a.m.