Field set for Western Canada Basketball Tournament

The top team in B.C. will headline the 2014 edition of the Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament.

The No. 1-ranked Walnut Grove Gators will be among eight teams competing at the 41st annual senior boys event, Feb. 6 to 8 at Kelowna Secondary School.

The host KSS Owls will be joined by two other B.C. schools—No. 4 Holy Cross from Surrey, and the No. 10 Burnaby South Rebels.

The field is rounded out by the Oak Raiders from Winnipeg, the No. 3-ranked team in Manitoba, the Jasper Place Rebels and Bishop O'Byrne Bobcats from Alberta, and the Balfour Collegiate Redmen from Regina.

Action begins Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m., with the championship final set for Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:45 p.m.

As always, the tournament also features the Slam Dunk Contest on Thursday evening, and the 3 Point Contest on Friday night.

Owls girls at Centennial…

The KSS girls basketball squad will compete this weekend in the Centennial Top-Ten Shootout tournament in Coquitlam.

The 10th-ranked Owls will play their first game Thursday morning against No. 8 Handsworth.

KSS won two of three games at the MEI/Chilliwack senior girls tourney last weekend.

In the opener, fifth-ranked W.J. Mouat defeated the Owls 79-42. Kaitlyn Lafontaine led the Owls with 15 points and four rebounds.

In Game 2, KSS rebounded for a 66-34 victory over Maple Ridge. Lafontaine had 14 points, Charlotte Lewthwaite added 10, while Hannah Friesen had eight points and five rebounds.

In the last game, the Owls beat Walnut Grove 72-49.

Friesen and Lexi Percival scored 14 points each, while Lewthwaite added nine points, five rebounds and three assists.


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