Centennial boys fall short, Fox girls win big in hoops tournaments

The fourth-ranked Centennial Centaurs senior boys basketball team fell just short of its preseason billing at the Kodiak Klassic tournament, hosted by Heritage Woods secondary school.

Centennial finished fifth in its season-opening test, that featured the top seven boys’ AAAA teams in the province, and 11 of the top 15.

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The Centaurs defeated Belmont, 91-44, in its placement game last Saturday, after earlier defeating St. George’s, 69-55.

Centennial was relegated to the consolation round when they were upset by the sixth-ranked Kelowna Owls, 83-59, after they had opened the tournament with an impressive 109-68 win over Semiahmoo.

Kelowna went on to finish third in the tournament that was won by top-ranked Burnaby South. The Rebels defeated Handsworth 90-50 in the final.

Host school Heritage Woods finished eighth.

Terry Fox Ravens win senior girls at Big Ticket 

The Terry Fox Ravens senior girls team defeated Walnut Grove, 77-72, to win the Big Ticket tournament, Saturday in Abbotsford.

The Ravens’ Lauren Clements was named the most valuable player of the tournament, which saw three teams from the Tri-Cities competing in semi-finals for a spot in the championship.

Riverside defeated Heritage Woods, 70-56, to finish third.

On the senior boys’ side of the tournament that brings together more than 100 senior and junior teams from across the province, neither the Pinetree Timberwolves nor the Port Moody Blues were able to advance out of pool play.

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