BC AAA Girls Provincials - Day 2 Previews & Match-ups
Semiahmoo will play Brookswood starting at 12:00 pm. Brookswood pulled off the surprise of the tournament thus far, defeating Oak Bay 86-80 on the back of Jenna Dick’s 26 points. They will have their hands full against the Totems though, with the duo of Izzy Forsyth and Faith Dut — but if there is any team that an handle them, it’s likely Brookswood.
The Kelowna Owls face off against the Argyle Pipers at 1:45 on centre court. Kelowna won by over 30 against Heritage Woods, and did so in convincing fashion. Meanwhile, Argyle is coming off an emotional 67-62 win against Yale, one in which they managed to come back from 11 points deficit. Leaders Taya Hanson and Georgia Swant will be exciting showdown to watch and their performances could very well decide this game.
At 3:15, Abbotsford Senior takes on Sullivan Heights. Abbotsford cruised to a 94-33 victory over North Peace, and were able to rest many of their starters in the second half. Sullivan Heights is fresh off a hard fought 69-64 win over Carson Graham. Emma and Sophia Kramer of Sullivan Heights will likely have to lead their team to victory if they want a chance over a deep Panthers squad.
The Walnut Grove Gators face the Riverside Rapids at 5:00 pm. Walnut Grove easily defeated Mount Baker, but the health of Tavia Rowell could be cause for concern. Riverside is coming off a dramatic victory over Claremont, coming back from 14 in the fourth quarter. The Jessica Parker vs Jessica Wisotski battle should be a treat to watch.
The first matchup of the day features Heritage Woods taking on Yale. The Kodiaks will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Kelowna, while Yale is looking to play more consistent basketball after letting a fourth quarter lead slip away.
Mount Baker will take on Claremont in the 10:15 am game. Mount Baker will be trying to prove they’re better than the blowout score against Walnut Grove indicated. For Claremont, they clearly have talented players such as Chloe Scaber. The question is, can they put it all together for 40 minutes?
Carson Graham will play North Peace at 6:00 pm. The Eagles played well against Sullivan Heights, but periods of inconsistency ultimately cost them. For North Peace, they will look to prove that they can hang with the big teams after a big loss to Abbotsford Senior.
The final game of the day features Oak Bay and New Westminster. After being upset by Brookswood in the opening round, Oak Bay should have the talent advantage to defeat New West. However, the Hyacks played a good Semiahmoo team close for most of their game, and Sarah Forgie should be a handful for the Breakers defence.