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.


Just Posted

Hillside Avenue death ruled a homicide, police say

No charges have yet been laid in the killing of Victoria man Joe Gauthier

Hope gets eight year sentence for Church Avenue sex assault

Eight years is the sentence for David Robert Hope, who was found… Continue reading

Short-term rental market up for changes April 1 in Victoria

Bylaw amendments hike fees, require homeowner’s presence

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Alcohol, swimming believed to be culprit for Wednesday’s near-drowning at Gorge

Emergency crews called to scene at Gorge Bridge to treat at least one person pulled from water

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 16, 2018

Women’s Expo seeks to empower women

Victoria Women’s Expo set for Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

Experts: Society has a role in trying to prevent domestic violence

Experts are speaking out following the murder of a woman and her son in Ontario

Progress on fixing Phoenix pay system backlog could be short-lived: Ottawa

Feds have said they won’t try to recover money overpaid until all outstanding issues are fixed

Northern lights chasers in Canada discover new type named ‘Steve’

Phenomenon linked to a powerful current created by charged particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere

Washington state backs B.C. in pipeline dispute

Governor Jay Inslee says he is ‘allied’ with the province on Trans Mountain expansion projection

Dead rabbits found at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds stoke concerns about Nanaimo virus

A B.C. wildlife veterinarian says a few of the dead bunnies will be sent for diagnosis next week.

SAY WHAT? Readers weigh in on high-speed rail to U.S.

B.C. to contribute $300,000 to a million-dollar business study on the proposed project

B.C.-based CEO charged with conspiring to sell unhackable phones to criminals

Vincent Ramos of Richmond, was arrested last week in Seattle in years-long undercover operation

Most Read