The second-ranked Kelowna Owls came up just short against No.1 -ranked Walnut Grove in the final of the Legal Beagle senior boys basketball tournament.
In Saturday’s championship final at Terry Fox, the Gators outlasted the Owls 68-64.
The Owls couldn’t pull out the win but have closed the gap considerably on Walnut Grove, who defeated KSS a month earlier by 21 points in the final of the Tsurmura Basketball Invitational
KSS won its first three games of the Legal Beagle tournament rather handily, defeating Semiamhoo 90-63, Oak Bay 68-47 and Tamanawis 94-67 in the semifinals.
Two Owls, Mason Bourcier and Owen Keyes, were named to the tournament’s first all star team, while Matt Williamson was named to the second.
This weekend, KSS will head to Abbotsford for the annual Snowball Classic.
KSS girls 3rd in Abby…
The Owls senior girls team won two of three games to finish third out of eight teams at the MEI Tournament.
In the opener, KSS defeated Sardis Secondary 71-55. Rachel Hare had 19 points and four steals, and was the Owls player of the game.
Alley Corrado and Kennedy Dickie added 13 points apiece.
In their second game, the Owls lost to the high-powered Brookswood Bobcats 98-62. Player of game Kennedy Dickie led KSS with 19 points and eight boards, while Hare had 12 points and five rebounds.
The Owls closed out the tourney with a decisive 61-34 victory over South Kamloops.
Alley Corrado’s eight points, five rebounds and four steals earned her player of the game honours, while Hare led all scorers with 14 points.
In league action last week, the Owls routed visiting Pen Hi 104-55. Kennedy Dickie led the Owlsd with 22 points, while Dez Day had 16.