Updated: Apr 19, 2018
All-Star Weekend’s first game featured the 1A All-Star team facing off against the 2A All-Star team. It was always going to be a tough test for the 1A team — the 2A team featured three Brentwood College players plus their head coach Blake Gage, who cruised to the provincial championship in March and could give a lot of 3A teams trouble. As expected, the 2A All-Stars defeated the 1A All-Stars 132-83, but for the participants the score did not really matter in the end. They were just happy to be there.
“It means a lot” said Brentwood College’s Brendan Sullivan, who finished with a game high 23 points. “Just to play with the guys we’ve been playing against for a long time, it’s cool to get to know them and play on the same team as them instead of against them.”
The 2A All-Stars came out on fire, running out to a 23-4 lead halfway through the first. Bruno Chen hit a long ranger three, but after that the 1A All-Stars seemed to find their game, feeding it to Saymon Loki inside at every moment. 2A was up only by 13 after one, and only by eight at the 6:30 mark of the second.