Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers got some revenge in an all-Surrey quarter-final win over Holy Cross Crusaders on Thursday night (March 7).
The Cloverdale-based senior boys basketball team topped the Fleetwood-area Catholic squad 79-69, ending the provincial championship dreams of the No. 1-ranked Crusaders.
With the win, the No. 9-ranked Panthers earned a ticket to the 4A hoops semi-finals against defending champs Burnaby South at Langley Events Centre on Friday night (March 8), starting at 7 p.m. in the arena bowl.
The winner of that game will meet the better team of a Terry Fox/Kelowna tilt that starts at 8:45 p.m. The tournament final is set for Saturday night (March 9), for all the marbles in B.C.’s top tier of boys high school basketball.
Lord Tweedsmuir over Holy Cross, 79-69 Final. @BC4ABoysBBall Championship Qtr-Final.
LTs Arjun Samra 20p 12r 4a 5s, Elijah Devison 14p 15r 3a 3s, Alex Le 10p 5r.
HCs Brent Padilla 26p 5r, Michael Risi 16p 10r 3a 3s, Uyi Ologhola 12p 15r 6a 3s 2b.#BCHoop
— Mark Henry (@JesusShuttles12) March 8, 2019
Another excellent day of basketball is in the books at the 4A Boys Basketball Tournament, with the #1 seed falling to #9 Lord Tweedsmuir, among other great finishes. See the full draw here and visit https://t.co/VCM89xse7G for all the info. pic.twitter.com/VTo2bKzGao
— BC 4A Boys Basketball (@BC4ABoysBBall) March 8, 2019
At the recent Fraser Valley championships, Holy Cross earned a trip to the 4A division finals on Feb. 21 with a 105-93 win over Lord Tweedsmuir in a semi-final game. The Crusaders went on to the win the regional title three nights later, giving the Panthers some motivation to right that wrong heading into the rematch at provincials.
On Thursday, Tweedsmuir’s Arjun Samra scored 20 points, grabbed a dozen rebounds while also getting five steals and four assists and Elijah Davison had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Panthers.
Holy Cross’ Brent Padilla scored a game-high 26 points while Michael Risi (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Uyi Ologhola (12 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals) also had solid games.
Varsity Boys lose a tough one tonight in the Provincial 1/4. They battled hard and competed but fell short. Bounce back tomorrow versus Centennial @LangleyEvents Arena Bowl. #Crusaderpower #weareHC @dailycrusader @CrusaderConnect
— Holy Cross Athletics (@Athletics_HC) March 8, 2019
Congratulations to a gritty Tweedsmuir team who outworked is on the boards and made some clutch baskets . Good luck tomorrow. Crusaders be proud of what you accomplished ! Leave it on the floor over the next two days👍👍❤️❤️ https://t.co/wLy44vSOG9
— Gianni Risi (@GianniRisi4) March 8, 2019
In 3A tourney action at the LEC on Thursday, North Delta rallied to beat the No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper 74-67 to advance to the semi-finals. The No. 9-ranked Huskies will now face No. 4-ranked Duchess Park, while the other semi has No. 2-ranked Vernon playing No. 6-ranked A.R. MacNeill.
Day 2 of 3A Boys Basketball is finished, with some exciting finishes including #1 Sir Charles Tupper falling to #9 North Delta. See the full draw here and visit https://t.co/tw3OzJdKjf for up-to-date info pic.twitter.com/ovhJe9XKWu
— BC 3A Boys Basketball (@BC3ABoysBBall) March 8, 2019
Surrey rivals in a 4A fight tonight at school basketball provincials. Read how @Athletics_HC and @ltsssports scored berths into the "Elite Eight" at link.@BCHoopScoop @LangleyEvents @HCBoysBBall @ampezzente https://t.co/r3Y3X1t3NZ
— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) March 7, 2019