BC Provincial Quarter Finals: Late Game Dramatics and Heroes Emerge on Day Two
Updated: Mar 11
They Can’t Hear You!
Decked in purple and gold and emboldened by an emphatic win over the Tamanawis Wildcats, the VC fans piled in to make it a hard day for the Fleetwood Park Dragons. The Dragons would march down the court, possession after dire possession and silence the mob, ending Vancouver College’s season.
Fleetwood looked fearless and displayed courage and heart, which became the difference between these two teams.
The hustle awarded second chances, and the heart rewarded the Dragon with timely defensive stops.
The scoreboard showed 87-71 as the clock hit zeroes, sending Fleetwood to the semi-finals.
Aaron Uppal led the score sheet with twenty points, followed by Inder Deol with eighteen.
The Dragons balanced scoring bodes well for their Oak Bay matchup.
The Huskies Howl
In their first appearance since the 2019 Huskies captured the 3A title, North Delta has been phenomenal.
The team, enriched with intensity and drive, qualities that exude on the court, faced an energized and dangerous College Heights team.
The Cougars entered the game after a remarkable 62-60 upset of the 3rd seed STM Knights and were hungry for a semi-finals appearance.
Control over the game changed just as quickly as the ball changed hands, and as the buzzer rang to signal halftime, it would be the Huskies on top, 31-28.
Harvir Hothi would lead the way for the Huskies with eighteen points, supported by a fantastic team performance with four players scoring in double digits.
Dover Bay, a mighty team from the Island, now stands in the way of the Huskies and the Provincial finals.
A Near 50 Piece
Luke Linder was sensational against M.E.I, scoring forty-nine points to advance to the semi-finals.
Heading into the fourth quarter tied at 62, Linder would continue his dominance scoring twelve to put the Eagles away.
Linder’s fingerprints were everywhere on the ball as a timely steal would result in a late five-point lead, and a block back down at the other end would ice the game at 83-76.
A Hero Emerges
Heading into their matchup with the Owls, the Orcas carried the momentum with their win against St. Georges.
Kelowna brought the fight to Elgin Park as the match remained a one-possession game from tip-off.
The close and competitive matchup would foreshadow the close to this dramatic game, and as the Owls held a slim two-point lead with five seconds to go, it was do or die for the Orcas.
Down two points, Adam Olsen would knock down a beautiful mid-range jumper off the inbound to equalize the game.
The Owls would march down the court with three seconds on the clock.
Establishing their inbound play, it was evident that three seconds was plenty for the Owl's Owen McParland, as he would bank home a three at the buzzer.
The Owls late-game magic kept their season alive, surviving a battle with the Elgin Park Orcas.