The Lower Mainland championship game showcased the best of the North Shore schools, with the Argyle Pipers taking on the Carson Graham Eagles in a tightly contested battled that went right to the final buzzer.
sArgyle stayed in the game by their hot shooting from beyond the arc, with SFU-commit Georgia Swant — along with Kayla Escat — both hitting five triples to finish with 26 and 24 points respectively. mit and Carson’s star player Tanis Metcalfe — who finished with 18 points — by doubling down on her in the post. However, the Eagles responded by hitting jump shots throughout the game to keep the Pipers honest.
Argyle stayed in the game by their hot shooting from beyond the arc, with SFU-commit Georgia Swant — along with Kayla Escat — both hitting five triples to finish with 26 and 24 points respectively.
But the story of the game began in the final minute of play. Carson’s Metcalfe got a cross court pass in the key and finishing a layup to put them up 74-73. However with 12.7 seconds remaining in the game, Argyle’s Laura Holt got fouled and sent to the line for two shots to potentially win the game. Holt hit the first and missed the second but Swant got the offensive rebound, and the Pipers had one last chance to win the game.
With one second left Swant sent a skip pass to Chloe Walton in the corner, who released the ball with 0.1 seconds remaining to win the game for the Pipers. Argyle students stormed the court and piled on top of the girls celebrating the Lower Mainland Championship win.
Both Argyle and Carson Graham — along with Lower Mainland third place team New West — have qualified for the AAA provincials. The McMath Wildcats will play in a wild card backdoor game against Heritage Woods Secondary, while fifth placed Handsworth Secondary faces Langley’s Brookswood for a shot to make it into the provincial tournament.
Written by: Chris Evans