In the end, only the B.C. champion Yale Lions stood between the Kelowna Owls and a B.C. championship.
On Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, the third-ranked Owls defeated Sir Winston Churchill 100-79 to capture the bronze medal at the provincial 4A boys high school basketball finals.
KSS won three of four games at provincials, their only loss being a tight 84-79 setback in the semifinals against second-ranked Yale. The Lions went on to beat Terry Fox in the gold medal game.
Parker Simson and Grant Shephard of the Owls were named to the tournament’s all-star team.
Earlier in the season, KSS won the Western Canada Basketball Tournament for the first time in 33 years.