Updated: Jul 30, 2019
VK Basketball U14 Black vs Vancouver United U14
The VK U14 Black team is starting off the tournament strong, scoring 67 points against Vancouver United, who scored 21 points.
VK's offensive strategies overwhelmed Vancouver United, who had trouble keeping the ball out of their half of the court.
VK Basketball U14 Red vs Jr. Vikes U14
The Jr Vikes U14 and VK Basketball U14 Red proved to be an even match for one another.
The two teams were neck-and-neck, trading points right up until the end, where the Jr. Vikes pulled ahead to win the match 50-46.
Excel U13 vs Strathcona U13
The Excel U13 team proved their name wasn't just for show as they dominated their first round competition.
Excel took the lead from Strathcona U13 early on, and maintained it for the entire match, ending with a score of 57-18
VK Basketball U17 Black vs LSA Red
The first half of the match between VK basketball U17 Black and the LSA Red. was a close back-and forth, but VK pulled ahead in the second half.
The final score stood at 75-51 in VK's favours, after a hard fought match from both teams.
Edmonton Grads vs MacHoops
The Edmonton Grads took MacHoops head on in their first round match up.
The Grads were put up a strong offensive front, which allowed them to take the match with a score of 53-21.
Kamloops Stormers vs VK Basketball U15
It's going to take more than a storm to stop the VK Basketball U15 team. Vk took an early lead against the Kamloops Stormers and they kept it for the whole match.
The round went to VK with a score of 51-19.
Delta Force Athletics U14 vs Saskatoon Supernovas
Delta Force Athletics U14 nearly doubled the score of their competitor, the Saskatoon Supernovas in the first round.
The ball saw a lot of play on both sides of the court, but Delta Force held stronger on defence and offence.
The final score was 29 - 17 for Delta Force.
VK Basketball U12 vs BC Blazers
The VK Basketball U12 team started strong by scoring early in the match, but the BC Blazers turned up the heat and quickly turned things around.
The BC Blazers Fired shot after shot and earned a victory in their first round match-up with a score of 65-24.
Jr. Vikes U17 #1 vs Sask Girls Provincial Teams U17
The Saskatchewn U17 team has proven their mettle as national competition with a victory in their first round match-up against the Jr.Vikes U17 #1 team.
Saskatchewan took the lead early on and they kept it for the whole game.
The final score was 55 - 18 for Saskatchewan.
FYBA Basketball vs B3 Elite U15
FYBA Basketball hit the ground running in their match against B3 Elite U15.
The first half saw FYBA scored the first two baskets, and then points went back and forth as Elite stepped up their offense.
Elite couldn't maintain their pace, and FYBA took the match 57-28 in the end.
Triple Threat Black vs Jabogs
Triple Threat Black took the lead early on, but that didn't stop Jabogs from giving their all in the second half. The first half saw Triple Threat ahead 291-9, but Jabogs closed the gap significantly in the second half. A Jabogs comeback was not in the cards, however, as the match ended with a Triple Threat victory of 45-38
Excel U13 vs VK Basketball U13 Red
Another excellent game for Excel, who took the win against VK Basketball Red 51-25.
VK played stronger in their second half, but it wasn't enough to break Excel's lead.
VK Basketball U17 Red vs Rock Elite
VK Basketball Red pushed hard against the Rock Elite, sinking baskets consistently throughout the match.
Rock Elite's #50 Alysss Jenkins put 18 points on the board for Rock Elite throughout the match, but it wasn't enough to topple VK.
VK won out in the end with a score of 73-42
VK Basketball U14 Black vs Rise
VK Basketball U14 Black proved to be both an immovable object and an unstoppable force on the court.
VK struck hard and fast, gaining the first point and shutting down shot after shot from Rise.
The match ended in Vk's favour with a score of 55-22
Jr Vikes U13 vs BC Blazers
The Jr. Vikes got burned in their match against the BC Blazers.
The Blazers burned a path through the Vikes defence and their consistent shooting earned them a leading score early on in the match.
The end result was a victory for the BC Blazers with a score of 54-22.
Jr. Heat vs Jr. Vikes U17 #2
The Jr. Heat proved to be too much for the Jr. Vikes, as the Heat started off the match with a hot three-pointer.
The win went to the Jr. Heat with a score of 47-13.
Jr. Vikes U14 vs Edmonton Grads
The Jr Vikes and Edmonton Grads pushed each other to their limits during their game.
The Vikes took an early lead, and managed to maintain it throughout the match, but the Grads were hot on their heels, constantly working to close the gap between them.
The Grads got themselves to just 2 points behind before the Vikes managed to sink several more baskets and take the win at 53-42.
Vancouver United U16/17 vs Kamloops Stormers
Vancouver United couldn't weather the offence of the Kamloops Stormers.
The gap started small between the Stormers and United, 9-6 at one point, but the Stormers kept pushing United back, and the game ended at 67-42.
LSA Blue vs Lynn Valley
LSA Blue certainly won't be singing the blues after their match against Lynn Valley.
LSA put out a hard offence, earning them 29 points in the first half, over double Lynn Valley's score of 11.
The final score saw LSA doubling their own score, finishing the match at 61-20
Jabogs vs VK Basketball U15
The early half of the match saw both teams making successful plays against one another. The score remained relatively even until the VK pulled ahead in the latter half of the first.
VK maintained its lead in the second half and claimed a win with a score of 53-29
Venue Kings vs UBCO
Venue Kings and UBCO had a close match from start to finish with the scores always being within a few points of each other.
You could feel tension rise as the match went on, and each team had both made and bee made the victim of some great plays.
The match ended before UBCO could stage another comeback, and Venue Kings won with a score of 62-55
Edmonton Grads U17 vs LSA Red
Edmonton Grads saw took a loss in their match against LSA Red despite their strong start.
The Grads put three points on the board in a flash, but faltered behind for the rest of the game.
LSA Red marks another victory with a score of 61-37.
VK Basketball U12 vs Junior Coyotes U13
VK Basketball appeared to have the upper hand for the majority of their match against the Jr. Coyotes. The Coyotes switched between trailing behind VK and tying up the score.
It wasn't until the later part of the last half that the Coyotes managed to pull ahead a snag a clutch win with a score of 38-35
VK Basketball U13 Red vs CBA U13
CBA charged at VK Red head on, and the results were explosive. The first basket went to CBA and the last basket went to VK, but it's not about who sinks last, it's about who sinks the most.
CBA maintained their lead for the entirety of the match and earned their W with a score of 48-17.
Edmonton Grads vs UFV Cascades
The Cascades washed over came down hard on the Grads in the first half, scoring 20 points after the Grads got the first points of the game.
The strong lead proved too great for the Grads to overcome, despite an admirable effort.
Victory went to the Cascades with a score of 65-35.
Triple Threat Black vs Kamloops Stormers
With a difference of 4 points, it's safe to say that the match between Triple Threat Black and the Kamloops Stormers is just about as close as close can get.
The first half saw Triple Threat take the lead early, with 21 points, but the Stormers weren't far behind at 17.
Despite their best efforts, the Stormers couldn't quite topple their opponents, and the match ended in favour of Triple Threat with a score of 44-40.
Edmonton Grads vs OC
Both teams landed 3 points early on in the match and for a moment it seemed as if the whole game would be a series of tit-for-tat baskets from start to finish. T
The Grads went all in on offence to prevent that from happening.
OC put in a strong effort breaking through the Grads defence often enough to stay competitive, but they couldn't keep the Grads from netting points.
The match finished with the Grads winning 49-36.
UFV Cascades vs Capilano University Blues
The end of the firs half saw UFV and Capilano apart by only a single point with the score at 27-26. Both teams had been making great offensive and defensive plays and it was anyone's game.
The second half saw the Cascades push ahead and earn win with a final score of 62-50.
Junior OC 13 vs VK Basketball U13 Black
VK Basketball Black rounded out the first day of the tournament by playing a strong game against the Junior OC.
VK took the lead early and kept it for the whole match, stealing the win with a score of 57-23.
By: Jake Cressy