The 24th Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic was another showstopper with the finals taking place at Enver Creek Secondary School. The finals featured the Tamanawis Wildcats defeating the South Ridge Storm with a final score of 73-65. The Tamanawis Senior Boys have now won Back-to-Back championships at the prestigious RCMP Classic.
The Most Valuable Player of the Tournament was Hunter Hughes of the 2nd place South Ridge Storm who finished the final game with 30 points and 22 rebounds.
The Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic is a high school basketball tournament that has been taking place in Surrey since 1992. The popular event is scheduled for one week in January each year and is the largest RCMP sponsored tournament in the country. The tournament was created by the Surrey School District and Surrey RCMP to help foster positive interschool competition and create a healthy relationship between the RCMP and students.
During the Classic Week over 70 games are played, involving over 650 students from Surrey high school and junior high schools and hundreds of spectators. The tournament has its final day on the Saturday with the Senior Championship Game and presentation of the MVP, 1st and 2nd Team All-Stars, Most Inspirational Player, Most Sportsmanlike Team, and this year a special award was also presented to Al Haynes for his service over the years as Director of Referees which was also presented by the RCMP.
WATCH: Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic 2015
Surrey604’s Sukh Johal takes you behind the scenes at one of BC’s premier High School Basketball tournaments with raw on the court action and exclusive interviews.