- BC Games
Host KSS Owls second at Best of the West
Only the province's top-ranked AA team had an answer for the Kelowna Owls.
The MEI Eagles from Abbotsford defeated the host Owls 2-0 (25-21, 25-16) on Saturday in the final of the Best of the West boys volleyball tournament at KSS.
Up until the final, the Owls had lived up to their No. 1 ranking at the AAA level by winning their power pool, then taking down three straight opponents in the playoffs, including No. 2 (AAA) ranked Earl Marriot in the semifinals.
"The semi final game was KSS's best match of the tournament," said Owls coach Mike Sodaro. "Strong passing by Jory Dickie, Liam Duncan, and Devon Cote led the team to victory over a tough Earl Marriott team.
"Unfortunately, the passing was not as good in the final," added Sodaro." All in all a great weekend of volleyball for the No. 1 Owls."
Owls Devon Cote and Eli Risso were named to the tournament's all-star team.
The Mt. Boucherie Bears finished tied for seventh in the 32-team tournament.
The Okanagan Mission Huskies tied for 11th place.
South Kamloops defeated Elgin Park to win the gold medal in the 44-team Best of the West girls volleyball tournament.
The host KSS Owls defeated the Kelowna Christian Knights in the 5th/6th place match. KSS lost in the quarters to Pacific Academy, while KCS was ousted by Elgin Park.
Immaculata took 13th place, winning its last three matches