Fans get their money worth on Day 3 of the BC High School Basketball Championships

IMG_0819Fans at the Langley Events Centre got their money’s worth on “Final Four Friday” of the BC High School Basketball Championships. Surrey was represented by two teams looking to head to the finals.

Fleetwood Park started off the evening by taking on the R.A. McMath Wildcats. Emaka Okuma led the Dragons to a 78-75 victory  by putting up 26 points and 16 rebounds before the 6’3 forward fouled out of the game late in the fourth quarter.  Tomas Foyveni was yet again a star of the game from beyond the arc shooting 50% and putting up 15 of his 24 points from behind the three-point line. Leading 73-68 with 40 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, the Dragons got in to some foul trouble as three of their starting players fouled out of the game. However, the Dragons were able to hold on for the 78-75 victory to set up a championship match-up with the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers.

The Southridge Storm were also hoping to advance to the championship in the 2A Division as they took on the Delview Raiders in a highly anticipated matchup between two Fraser Valley powerhouses. If the Raiders were going to have any hopes of winning this game they had to shut down the Storm’s big man Hunter Hughes. The Raiders doubled up on Hughes and did just that, limiting the 6 foot 7 superstar to just 19 points and 17 assists. However, with the Raiders doubling up on Hughes, this gave Sam Chan the chance he had been waiting for all tournament to come alive. Chan was able to come in and replace Hughes point totals by putting up 30 points and 16 rebounds. However, that wouldn’t be enough to lead the Storm to victory as Wowie Untalan kept shooting three pointer after three pointer in the second half and a game-high 42 points to lead the Raiders in to a championship match-up with St. Michaels University School. The Storm will have to settle for a third place battle with the Collingwood Cavaliers.


Ben Dooley
Ben is a 1st year student at BCIT in the Broadcast and Online Journalism program. Born and raised in Surrey, Ben has grown up with an obsession for the sports world. His obsession is so strong that at age 15 he started “Ben & Stephen Talk Hockey” so he could share his love of the game of hockey with his peers. During his time on the podcast, Ben was able to interview stars like Trevor Linden, Jeremy Roenick and Theoren Fleury. After taking some time away from the media world to focus on finishing high school, Ben is back with a passion that is stronger than ever. His sports interests aren’t limited to hockey though, as he has a passion for many sports including basketball, football, baseball and soccer.