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Photos: Port Coquitlam school to play for junior boys basketball championship

Terry Fox Ravens upset top-seed Oak Bay Bays in Monday's semi-final.

The Terry Fox Ravens will play the St. Patrick Celtics in tonight’s final of the high school junior boys invitational basketball tournament at the Langley Events Centre.

The 32-team competition is the de facto provincial championship.

The fifth-seeded Ravens defeated top-ranked Oak Bay Bays 49-42 in Monday’s semi-final.

Fox scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points and maintained its advantage for all but a brief stretch in the fourth quarter.

Jayson Imani, a 6’2” Grade 9 forward, scored 20 points to lead the Ravens.

Previously, Terry Fox defeated L.A. Matheson 56-49 in Sunday’s quarter final and Vancouver Technical in Mark R. Isfeld in round robin play.

In Monday’s early semi-final, St. Patrick defeated crosstown rival Vancouver College 63-62.

Tonight’s final begins at 7 p.m. at the LEC.


Riverside ready to defend girls championship

Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids begins its defence of its AAAA senior girls provincial title on Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Rapids are the top seed in the 32-team tournament and will open against 16th-seed Mount Baker in the first game at 8:30 a.m.

The Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils are seeded 11th and will play sixth-ranked G.W. Graham in Wednesday’s first round, 3 p.m. at the LEC.

The championship final is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2.