Field set for 40th Western Canada Basketball Tournament
Three of the top six senior boys teams in B.C. will be showcased at the 40th anniversary edition of the Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament next month in Kelowna.
The No. 1 Kitsilano Blue Demons and No. 3 Walnut Grove Gators will join the host Kelowna Owls (No. 6) for the annual eight-team event, Feb. 7 to 9 at KSS.
Rounding out the field of teams is:
• St. Francis Xavier Rams, Edmonton, ranked sixth in Alberta.
• Kelvin Clippers, Winnipeg, ranked No. 6 in Manitoba.
• W.J. Mouat Hawks, Abbotsford, honourable mention in B.C.
• Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs, Calgary, No. 6 in Alberta
• John Taylor Collegiate Pipers, Winnipeg, No. 9 in Manitoba.
The host Owls will open the tournament on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:15 p.m. against the John Taylor Pipers from Winnipeg.
The championship final will be played Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:45 p.m. at KSS.