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Best in B.C. in town for Bill Kushnir tourney

Colton Bakkey of the Delta Pacers attempts a jump shot against the Claremont Spartans of Victoria last Friday during the Bill Kushnir Memorial Tournament, held at the Ladner high school last week. The Pacer lost to the No. 9-ranked Spartans be a score of 81-67, and finished the tournament in seventh place.  - Jim Kinnear
Colton Bakkey of the Delta Pacers attempts a jump shot against the Claremont Spartans of Victoria last Friday during the Bill Kushnir Memorial Tournament, held at the Ladner high school last week. The Pacer lost to the No. 9-ranked Spartans be a score of 81-67, and finished the tournament in seventh place.
— image credit: Jim Kinnear

The best senior boys’ basketball teams in B.C. were in Delta last week for the annual Delta Bill Kushnir Memorial Tournament.

The Delta Pacers finished seventh at the ten-team tournament against competition that included four of the top AAAA teams in the province: Tamanawis Wildcats (No. 1); Winston Churchill Bulldogs (No. 2); Claremont Spartans (No. 9); and last year’s winners, the Yale Lions (No. 10).

The Pacers opened the tournament with a decisive 84-54 win over Vernon Secondary. On the second day of the tournament, Delta lost 80-59 to the Churchill Bulldogs, before facing the Claremont Spartans on Friday, to whom they lost 81-67.

That relegated the Pacers to the consolation round, where they finished up the tournament with a 64-55 win over McMath Secondary of Richmond.

Tamanawis beat Churchill in the tournament final 77-65 in what could be a preview of this year’s provincial championship.

The Pacers are 2-0 in league play this season in the Fraser Valley South league.

Delta continues its drive for the Fraser Valley finals tonight (Friday) at home as they host Panorama Ridge Secondary at 7:30 p.m.

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