Oak Bay girls hang on for third at AAA basketball provincials; Lambrick fourth at AA boys

The Oak Bay Breakers bounced back from a semifinal loss to win bronze at the AAA high school girls provincials in Langley

Oak Bay Breakers forward Danielle Cavelti attempts a shot against Burnaby South Defenders during the BC High School AAA GIrls Basketball Championships.

No team enters a tournament to finish third, which makes the Oak Bay Breakers bounce-back effort at the AAA high school girls provincial basketball championships in Langley all the better.

The Breakers suffered a decisive 58-32 loss in the semifinals to eventual champions South Kamloops on Friday. Chloe Campbell scored 13 points in the loss. It was a tough loss which the Breakers shook off with a 53-50 win over the Maple Ridge Ramblers in the third-place game on Saturday. Grade 10 star Lauren Yearwood led the way with 16 points and Campbell put up another 13. Yearwood also blocked five shots in the win.

The Claremont Spartans went 1-4, finishing 15th.

Spartans Haley Cabral and Marissa Dheenshaw led the AAA girls tourney in steals with a combined 34, 18 by Cabral and 16 by Dheenshaw.

Abbey Piazza paced the St. Mikes Blue Jags to the top-eight bracket of the AA girls championships with a 36-point effort in their opening round win over St. Thomas More 65-50. But the Blue Jags slipped to eighth as St. Thomas Aquinas held Piazza to nine points in the Blue Jags second game, a 53-32 loss, followed by a 48-27 loss to York House and 58-49 loss to Sa-Hali.

Piazza was named to the all-star team.

The Lambrick Park  Lions and St. Mikes Blue Jags finished fourth and fifth, respectively, at the AA boys provincials. Lambrick’s Matt Neufeld was named a first team all-star and Brendan Somers a second team all-star. St. Mikes’ Georgios Ikonomou was named the top defensive player, and Mark Yorath to a second team all-star.

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