The Titans went on a 14-0 run to start the first quarter, showcasing their basket skills early on in the game.
When the Lightning were finally able to put up two points on a layup, the hometown crowd went wild. Despite the team constantly trailing on the scoreboard, the fans made their presence known.
Heading into the second quarter, South Kam led by at least 10 points, a foreshadowing of what was to come for most of the game.
The Lightning kept on booming through the next half though; creating a thrilling atmosphere that electrified the entire gymnasium. Langley only trailed by 9 points heading into the last quarter, which could have been an even closer gap if Makenna Gardner hit a near buzzer beater 3.
Both teams played with passion and heart in the final 10 minutes of the game, moving the ball well, but it was South Kam who improved their lead to 13 points over Langley Christian. The Titans finished the game 72-59 and will be moving on to the winner’s bracket.
Head coach Del Komarniski says tonight’s matchup was no walk in the park. He gives credit to the Lightning for disrupting his team’s chemistry.
“It wasn’t easy for us tonight. They played us tough; they played us hard. They disrupted things we were doing and it was a challenge,” he said.
Maddy Gobeil from the Titans won POG honours, scoring an amazing 32 points for South Kamloops.
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Written by: Crystal Scuor