The Duchess Park Condors and the GW Graham Grizzlies both tore their first matchup apart, winning by a score of 59-32 and 81-42, respectively.
Condors’ players to keep an eye on include Rebecca Landry and Sydney Lopez, who both hit double digits on the scoreboard. Something they’ll need to continue to do if they want to defeat GW Graham.
Just like a roaring mama bear, the Grizzlies defended their own and attacked when they felt any sort of threat at all. The team relies heavily on Deanna Tuchscherer, who won POG honours in her first game of the tournament.
Head coach Sarah Mouritzen has prepared her girls for provincials all season and says they are ready to fight for a win, no matter the level of competition.
GW Graham plays Duchess Park in the second round of AA Provincial Championships on Thursday, March 1st at 3:30pm in the Langley Events Centre (South Court).
This will definitely be the game of the day for the AA tier. With both teams holding a promising lead over their first matchups, it’s likely that this one could get ugly.
Britannia completely terrorized the Mark Isfeld Ice, leaving the team dazed and confused. The Bruins won by a whopping 75-31, with many of their players passing and shooting the ball extremely well.
Mike Evans, the Bruin’s head coach, had this to say in regards to playing the Panthers:
“First time that we’ve seen them today. It seems like the troops are all healthy and to me it looks like their post players, their inside game, is pretty darn good. We’re going to have to really look after that, otherwise we’ll be in trouble. My hope is that we can push them up the court and beat them back-and-forth with our speed.”
It’s going to take a little more than just speed to beat the Panthers. These girls came to Provincials to win. They defeated the St. Thomas More Knights 65-50. The scary part? They made it look really easy.
Head coach Lonny Mazurak says the team will do their research to pinpoint what makes the Bruins weak—and they’ll be ready to pounce once they do.
You will not want to miss this game. Catch the Britannia Bruins versus the Vernon Panthers in the second round of AA Provincial Championships on Thursday, March 1st at 5:15pm in the Langley Events Centre (South Court).
Both the Titans and Lightning set fire to their competition in the first round of Provincials, with each taking home a big win on Day 1 of the ‘AA’ Provincial Championships in Langley.
The Titans dominated the Selkirk Storm with a final score of 84-22, leading by 50 for most of the match.
South Kam, who came into Provincials 1st overall, is no stranger to winning and will be a force to be reckoned with for the duration of the competition.
As for the Lightning, the girls had an intense game against the Whistler Storm, barely taking the cake by only 6 points with a final of 59-53.
Langley Christian’s head coach Dani Gardner says if they continue to battle through and sink baskets when they need to, they should be able to hold their own against any opponent.
The South Kamloops Titans take on the Langley Christian Lightning on Thursday, March 1st at 6:45pm in the Langley Events Centre (South Court).
In the last game of the day, the OKM Huskies will duke it out with the STA Fighting Saints.
Okanagan Mission made a huge statement by taking home their first ever win in the first round of Provincials. They defeated the Smithers Gryphons by nearly 30 points, with a final score of 62-37.
“We’ll have our work cut out for us,” said head coach Meghan Faust about their matchup with the Saints. “But we’re excited for it.”
Faust says the Huskies have one goal only: to win every single game.
The STA Saints won’t back down that easily, though. The team’s clutch sister duo, Jessica and Rebecca Clarke, know how to use their height to scare their opponents. Both led in scoring against their first matchup, the St. Michael’s Blue Jags. The Fighting Saints won 67-55.
However, Jessica plays with a lot of emotion. So much so, that it has gotten her in foul trouble more than once in past games—even in their game against St. Mike’s.
If the Huskies can take advantage of certain weaknesses, the Saints may not have a ‘Fighting’ chance.
Okanagan Mission Huskies will play the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints for their second matchup in the AA Provincial Championships on Thursday, March 1st at 8:15pm in the Langley Events Centre (South Court).