For the second week in a row, the Brookswood Bobcats have defeated a provincially-ranked opponent.
The senior boys basketball team scored a 64-44 victory over the Charles Best Blue Devils in the finals of a tournament hosted over the weekend at Surrey’s L.A. Matheson.
The Blue Devils were an honourable mention in the most recent provincial Triple-A rankings.
Brookswood, which is unranked, had defeated the fifth-ranked Fleetwood Park Dragons 39-38 the week before at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational at the Langley Events Centre.
Against Charles Best, Zain Waheed scored 18 points in the victory and earned player of the game honours.
In the team’s earlier two games, Michael Pratt scored 31 points in a 72-59 win over the Princess Margaret Lions and Liam Power had 18 points in the 63-50 win over the host L.A. Matheson Mustangs.
They both earned player of the game honours.
Other strong performances came from Nic Flint and Doug Kwiatkoski off the bench, while Ricky Lee was a defensive stopper all weekend.
The Brookswood Bobcats senior girls basketball team was also in action over the weekend, but for the second straight tournament, came in second place.
The ’Cats defeated the Terry Fox Ravens 109-28, beat the Argyle Pipers 90-50 and Alberta’s Bishop Grandin 77-59 on their way to the finals. But in the championship final, the Riverside Rapids came out on top 75-70.
Aislinn Konig had 39 points in the final, while Tayla Jackson had 27.
The team was missing one of its key players as Louise Forsyth was in Toronto for a Basketball Canada identification camp.
Also at the Victoria Christmas Tournament, the Bobcats junior girls came third in their first tournament of the basketball season.
After beating St. Michael’s University in the opener, the ’Cats won 46-32 over Terry Fox. Brookswood lost 44-17 to Claremont in the semifinals, but bounced back to beat Stelly’s 40-23 in the bronze medal match.