It was another great day of action at The Big Ticket. We did our best to concisely recap everything that went down across all 14 locations, so let's get right to it.
Out at MEI, Langley Christian scored a big win over local rivals GW Graham. Clara had a game-high 15 points for the Thunder. Pitt Meadows beat Seycove by a single point in by all accounts an absolute thriller. Guildford Park was also able to beat Panorama Ridge in the battle for Surrey.
At Burnaby Mountain, the finale is all set for Wednesday; Sir Winston Churchill and Seaquam will face off for the right to go to Abbotsford.
At Elgin, the North Delta Huskies squeaked by North Surrey by just four points. The mini-Centaurs managed to upset the McMath Wildcats 32-26, and we had our first OT game of The Big Ticket. Host Elgin Park battled so hard to get the win, but couldn't get the best of Saint Patrick's. Full credit to both teams for putting on a show. David Thompson managed to get the best of the Vancouver College Irish in the next game.
Pinetree was able to beat host school, Pitt Meadows, comfortably. Hosts GW Graham gave their home fans something to cheer about, and powerhouse Burnaby South cruised to victory over another well-run program, Holy Cross. And at the home of the Saints, the mini Byrne Creek Bulldogs beat Richmond 59-94, and Vancouver's Gladstone won their game by nine.
The day started off with a bang at McMath, with Argyle and Brookswood battling in a back and forth contest. The Pipers were up by one with just over two minutes to go in the third, but Brookswood went on a big run in the final frame to take it 53-51. The other quarter-final saw Heritage Woods climb back from a serious half time hole to eventually defeat the Wildcats.
We had our first girls OT of The Big Ticket next as Seycove tied it at the buzzer to send it to overtime. Unfortunately, they couldn't complete the comeback in the extra frame but it was an amazing contest from start to finish. Nadeen Wu had 40 (yes, 40) points in her team's victory.
In Port Coquitlam, Collingwood won its game by seven points and Riverside took care of business to head to the regional final tomorrow, where they'll play Yale.
Killarney and Mulgrave entertained the crowd in East Vancouver, with Issac Manji of the Titans and the Cougars Johan Panganiban both getting 32 points. Richmond took care of Argyle, and McMath continued their strong tourney by beating Sir Winston Churchill.
Over in New West, Hugh Boyd easily beat Earl Marriott, with the Trojan's Grewal getting 22 points. Byrne Creek defeated Burnaby North in the Burnaby derby, and the Hyacks are heading to their bracket final tomorrow.
In Maple Ridge, David Thompson was just able to overcome Riverside, and Port Moody got their first win of the tourney. Yale got the best of Riverside in a high scoring affair.
And that's that! See you all tomorrow.
Written by: Nick Bondi