Kelowna Owls centre Braxston Bunce shoots over Gleneagle Talons Guard Alex Klocek at the 66th annual B.C. boys AAA basketball championship Wednesday in Langley. The Owls won 46-30 and will take on Vancouver College Thursday night in the quarterfinal round.

Owls win opener, face Van College

KSS advances to quarters at B.C. boys AAA basketball championship

The No. 2-ranked Kelowna Owls will take on the No. 4 Vancouver College Fighting Irish Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the B.C. AAA boys basketball championship in Langley.

“We watched Van College (Wednesday) and they haven’t changed the way they play from when we played them the first time,” said Owls assistant Brad Heuser. “They press well and hope to force the quick turnovers that turn into quick layups. We definitely have to play better than (Wednesday).”

It wasn’t pretty as the Owls survived round one with a 46-30 victory Wednesday over the Gleneagle Talons.

KSS committed 27 turnovers but was simply too strong on defense for the slow-attacking Gleneagle team to handle.

Gleneagle ran out of gas in the fourth quarter while Owls veteran Dylan Hollemeyer    injected energy into the game in the late stages, forcing back-to-back turnovers which led to two key baskets.

Mitch Goodwin had 12 points for the Owls, while Braxston Bunce added nine points and nine rebounds.

To follow the Owls at provincials, visit www.bcboysbasketball.com

 

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