2011 B.C. Junior Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament Schedule and Results

All teams will play once on Thursday, twice on Friday and once on Saturday. Scroll down for games/game times. Reviews will be posted on this page immediately following each game.

First named team in the draw is designated as “HOME” and will wear white/light uniforms.

Seeding as follows

1. Kelowna
3. Sir Winston Churchill
5. Kitsilano
6. WJ Mouat
7. Burnaby South
8. McMath
9. Lord Tweedsmuir
10. Claremont
11. Dover Bay
12. Skeena
13. Duchess Park
14. Penticton
15. LV Rogers
16. Ballenas

Thursday, March 3, 2011

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
1 Noon Dble SMUS (4) 58 Duchess Park (13) 33
Review: Host SMUS moved to the quarters after a hard fought win over a feisty Duchess Park crew. The Prince George based Condors, behind clever point guard Luke Holmes and post Nathanial Pawluk, silenced a large, partisan crowd by jumping out to an early 9-2 lead. However, with guards Mark Yorath (13) and Dawit Workie (20) leading the way, the Blue Jags used an 18-5 second quarter to seize control.
2 9:00am Sgle Kitsilano (5) 55 Skeena (12) 41
Review: A spirited Skeena performance lasted well into the second half before order was restored and favoured Kitsilano advanced to the quarterfinals. Up only 38-37 with six minutes to play, the Blue Demons’ move to a trapping zone defence swung momentum. For the Wildcats, wing Patrick Kurek notched 18, while, for the winners, Vibhor Mathur connected on five treys en route to a game high 19.
3 4:30pm Dble Kelowna  (1) 37 Ballenas (16) 43
Review: In a stunning conclusion to Day 1 play, #16 Ballenas upset top seed Kelowna. Bruising play under both hoops was the order throughout the day, with the Whalers able to recover from a 25-16 second quarter deficit. Off guard Sean Rae was the X factor with some timely outside buckets and 18 points overall. For the disappointed Owls, who struggled to find any offensive flow after intermission, post Darrion Bunce contributed a 12 point, 14 rebound double- double.
4 3:00pm Dble McMath (8) 52 Lord Tweedsmuir (9) 47
Review: In the highly anticipated 8 seed vs 9 seed battle royale, McMath edged out Lord Tweedsmuir. A game with 11 lead changes and three ties saw the Wildcats use a 10-0 run to lead 40-30 in the third frame before the Panthers clawed back to go up 45-44 with just over two minutes to play. But a bucket, two FTs and an assist down the stretch by McMath’s Andrew McCaskill proved to be the difference. Teammate Garth Anderson potted 17, while Bradyn Norris, with 15, topped Tweedsmuir.
5 10:30am Dble Burnaby South (7) 58 Claremont (10) 57
Review: Burnaby South snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, erasing a nine point deficit in the last 1.43. Costly Claremont turnovers and missed FTs spelled doom late for the 10th seeded Spartans, who, behind PG Mason Loewen’s 19 points, had controlled much of the game. For the Rebels, post Djordje Obradovic scored 20, while two late threes from Martin Bogajev were also critical.
6 9:00am Dble WRCA (2) 84 LV Rogers (15) 51
Review: White Rock Christian flexed its muscles, jumping to a 20-8 first quarter lead and then cruising home against a brave but outgunned LV Rogers. Sam Ykema and Vartan Tamelian shared equally 32 points, while Peter Spangehl (14) and Tyus Allen (13) also were in double figures. The Bombers’ Jack Sturrup led all scorers with 19.
7 10:30am Sgle Sir Winston Churchill (3) 51 Penticton (14) 55
Review: Penticton, with twin towers Jordan Farmer (18) and Ty Moorman (22) dominant, forged the tournament’s first upset, dumping Lower Mainland champion Sir Winston Churchill. The Lakers did trail by one at 48-47 late in the final frame, but then used a 7-0 run to wrest control of an absorbing contest. Wing Sasha Kosmajac hit five triples on his way to a team leading 21 points.
8 1:30pm Dble WJ Mouat (6) 56 Dover Bay (11) 33
Review: WJ Mouat parlayed a 14-0 end of second quarter run into a 31-17 lead at intermission and never looked back. The Hawks’ Daniel Pawluk, with 25, led all scorers. For the Dolphins, forward Mike Periera (15) and guard Garrett Dunlop (11) accounted for almost all of Dover Bay’s offence.
7:00pm Sgle
Opening Ceremony and Banquet

Friday, March 4, 2011

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
9 9:00am Dble Duchess Park 43 Skeena 51
Review: A strong and steady first half staked Skeena to a 30-16 lead over northern rivals Duchess Park, with the Wildcats then holding off a determined fightback by the Condors, who closed to 42-37 with three minutes to play. Patrick Kurek continued his fine play, with 17 for the winners, while Eric Kidwell had 13 in a losing cause.
10 9:00am Sgle Kelowna 48 Lord Tweedsmuir 53
Review: In a game that featured wild double digit swings and runs, Lord Tweedsmuir answered last, with the final 13 points of the contest erasing a 48-42 deficit. Jalen Jana and Paarus Sahi split 28 points for the victorious Panthers, while Malcolm Hlady’s 13 led the way for Kelowna.
11 10:30am Dble Claremont 72 LV Rogers 46
Review: LV Rogers hung tough into the third quarter before going down to Claremont’s superior depth. However, a 13-2 Spartans run, led by reserve guard Jonny Sandoval, broke open a close game. For the Bombers, Matt Zukowski continued his fine play with a team high 13 points.
12 10:30am Sgle Sir Winston Churchill 45 Dover Bay 34
Review: The Lower Mainland champs bounced back from Day 1 disappointment, dispatching Nanaimo’s Dover Bay. A 12-2 second quarter margin proved to be the difference, with Nathan Holz (23) influential throughout. The Dolphins top scorer, Garret Dunlop, finished with 9 points.
13 Noon Dble SMUS 51 Kitsilano 41
(QF) Review: Host SMUS reached its second consecutive BC semifinal after a hard fought win over Kitsilano. The Blue Demons, led by Tom Campbell and Vibhor Mathur, blitzed out to a 12-2 lead, switching defences effectively and silencing a capacity crowd. Slowly, behind fine play from Dawit Workie, Georgios Ikonomou and Steven Whillans, the Blue Jags edged their way back into the contest. With the game delicately poised entering the final frame, the hosts made 5-6 FTs as part of a closing 17-8 run.
14 Noon Sgle Ballenas 50 McMath 71
(QF) Review: McMath booked a semifinal date with SMUS, hitting 1o treys to end the Cinderella dreams of Ballenas. Rajiv Dhaliwal was chief executioner, scoring all of his game high 21 from behind the arc. For the Whalers, post Liam O’Brien tallied 16.
15 1:30pm Dble Burnaby South 50 WRCA 70
(QF) Review: A Tanelian, Ykema and Spangehl three headed monster combined for 52 points as WRCA blitzed out to a 34-17 halftime lead. Burnaby South never quit, and, led by Gino Pagbilao and Jaycee Pineda, battled back after intermission to narrow the gap to as few as 11 points. Then a final 10-0 Warriors run settled the affair.
16 1:30pm Sgle Penticton 25 WJ Mouat 41
(QF) Review: A stifling WJ Mouat zone defence proved too much for one of the darlings of Day 1, with Penticton able to muster only 10 first half points and 24 in all. Corey Hauck’s three first quarter triples staked the Hawks to a commanding 19-3 lead, and it was all over.
17 3:00pm Sgle Duchess Park 63 Kelowna 57
Review: Duchess Park registered its first win of the competition, riding a combined 51 points from Luke Holmes, Josh Colley, Nathanial Pawluk to defeat Kelowna. A 16-5 third quarter run put the Condors in control, even if they then experienced a few anxious moments as the Owls, beind Joel Burma’s 16, mounted a furious comeback.
18 3:00pm Dble Skeena 39 Lord Tweedsmuir 55
Review: Impressive opening and third quarters saw Lord Tweedsmuir advance in relative comfort over Skeena. The Panthers connected on 10 treys, and were paced by Paarus Sahi’s 18 points. Marcus Mackay, with 14, led the Wildcats.
19 4:30pm Sgle LV Rogers 52 Dover Bay 65
Review: Dover Bay opened its account with a balanced effort, riding Jordan Turner’s four first half treys to a 34-25 lead. Then, a 17-7 third quarter completed the assignment. For the gallant Bombers, operating with only seven players, Jake Sturrup and McLain Sandeveland each potted 15.
20 4:30pm Dble Claremont 49 Sir Winston Churchill 51
Review: A desperation last second heave by Claremont’s Mason Loewen did not go down, with the Spartans, in a game with thirteen lead changes and two ties, dropping another heartbreaker. For the victors, Amrinder Minhas (17) and Himmat Waraich (13) led the scoring, while for the vanquished, Jordan Green and Luke Collombin shared 22.
21 6:00pm Sgle Kitsilano 74 Ballenas 45
Review: Kitsilano bounced back from disappointment earlier in the day with a comprehensive win over Ballenas. The Blue Demons scored early and often en route to a 43-17 lead at the break, and cruised home. Vibhor Mathur continued his outstanding play, scoring 15 of his game 17 from behind the arc, while Justin Sze chipped in with a dozen. Robert Tickell’s 9 paced the Whalers.
22 8:00pm Sgle Burnaby South 50 Penticton 39
Review: Burnaby South withstood a fine 25 point performance by Penticton’s Ty Moorman to advance to the 5th/6th place game. For the Rebels, Martin Bogajev connected on four treys while Nick Garcha added 15.
23 6:00pm Dble SMUS 42 McMath 40
(SF) Review: In an absolute thriller, guard Mark Yorath’s twisting layup broke a 40-40 tie with 1.9 seconds to play with SMUS then having to sweat out a Rajiv Dhaliwal three which spun out at the final horn. The Blue Jags were completely stymied by the Wildcats 3-2 zone, going 6-31 from the three point line and copping a hammering on the boards as well. But nine crucial fourth quarter points from Georgios Ikonomou allowed SMUS to scrape back from a 34-27 deficit in the final frame. McMath’s Matt Perry was a beast inside, notching a 12 point, 13 rebound double double, while point guard Andrew McCaskill scored 15.
7:15pm Dble
Three Point Competition
24 8:00pm Dble WRCA 58 WJ Mouat 45
(SF) Review: A well played affair between two physically imposing teams went the way of WRCA. Up 38-37 entering the final frame, the Warriors used a 20-8 finish to finally subdue gallant WJ Mouat. Tyus Allen scored a game high 24, including 7-8 from the charity stripe down the stretch. For the Hawks, the Pawliuk brothers, Daniel and Cody, combined for 28.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

# Time Gym Team 1 Score Team 2 Score
25 8:30am Sgle Kelowna 69 LV Rogers 39
(15th/16th) Review: Kelowna salvaged something from a disappointing weekend, with a dominating victory over LV Rogers. Owls’ post Darrion Bunce led a balanced attack with 18 points. For the Bombers, Erich Schepleski was top with 9.
26 8:30am Dble Duchess Park Dover Bay
(13th/14th) Review: Duchess Park made it two wins from four, thanks to a 32-18 second half run which erased a five point deficit at intermission. Eric Kidwell, with 19, was one of three Condors in double figures. For Dover Bay, Mike Periera’s game high 23 was the bright spot.
27 10:00am Sgle Skeena 34 Claremont 72
(11th/12th) Review: Claremont was left to rue what might have been, following an opening round heartbreaker to Burnaby South. Instead, the Spartans evened up their tournament record at 2-2 after a comprehensive defeat of Skeena. All rostered players receeived plenty of court time, with Jonny Sandoval (13) the leading scorer. For the Wildcats, Marcus Mackay notched 11.
28 10:00am Dble Lord Tweedsmuir 51 Sir Winston Churchill 49
(9th/10th) Review: Twelve fourth quarter points from Tweedsmuir’s John Wu was the difference in a very closely contested consolation final. Some wonky late game FT shooting by the Panthers almost proved costly, with the team going 8-17 in the last eight minutes. Himmat Waraich, with 12, was top gun for the Bulldogs.
29 11:30am Dble Ballenas 39 Penticton 34
(7th/8th) Review: Ballenas evened its record at 2-2, using a 12-4 third quarter margin to nudge ahead in a physical, low scoring affiar. Whaler Sean Rae, with 11, was the only player to record double digit scoring, with Jordan Farmer’s 9 best for Penticton.
30 1:00pm Dble Kitsilano 67 Burnaby South 63
(5th/6th) Review: In a highly entertaining matchup, Kitsilano, at one point up 20 points late in the third quarter, staved off a superb Burnaby South comeback. The Rebels Nick Garcha posted a tournament high 26 in a losing cause, as the Blue Demons balance told to good effect. Mark van Elk (16) led four players in double figures.
31 2:30pm Dble McMath 59 WJ Mouat 72
(3rd/4th) Review: An opening 26-8 blitz staked WJ Mouat to control of the bronze medal game. All-star Daniel Pawliuk hooped a team high 16, while for McMath, Rajiv Dhaliwal and Garth Anderson shared 36 points. The Wildcats scrambled back to within eight with three minutes to play, but could get no closer.
32 4:00pm Dble SMUS 51 WRCA 55
(1st/2nd) Review: In front of a packed house of 1,000 fans, WRCA and SMUS waged an outstanding final, with the Warriors, by virtue of a powerful offensive rebounding display and 27 points from tournament MVP Sam Ykema, overturning a seven point halftime deficit. The Blue Jags will rue a good number of missed open threes in the second half, and indeed, a 5-22 performance from behind the arc was in many ways their undoing. For the Jags, post Steve Whillans scored 14 while Mark Yorath pitched in with 13.
5:15pm Dble


Team Order of Finish:

16th Place – LV Rogers

15th Place –  Kelowna

14th Place –  Dover Bay

13th Place – Duchess Park

12th Place –  Skeena

11th Place –  Claremont

10th Place –  Sir Winston Churchill

9th Place –  Lord Tweedsmuir

8th Place – Penticton

7th Place – Ballenas

6th Place –  Burnaby South

5th Place –  Kitsilano

4th Place –  McMath

3rd Place –  WJ Mouat

2nd Place – SMUS

1st Place – WRCA

Most Sportsmanlike Team – LV Rogers

Host School – SMUS


Three Point Champion

Peter Thomas (Sir Winston Churchill)

“Team” Awards

LV Rogers – Jack Sturrup

Kelowna – Darrion Bunce

Dover Bay – Garrett Dunlop

Duchess Park – Luke Holmes

Skeena – Brennan Jay

Claremont – Mason Loewen

Sir Winston Churchill – Amrinder Minhas

Lord Tweedsmuir – Bradyn Norris

Penticton – Ty Moorman

Ballenas – Liam O’Brien

Burnaby South – Martin Bogajev

Kitsilano – Cole Peterson

McMath – Garth Anderson

WJ Mouat – Amrit Dubb

SMUS – Dawit Workie

WRCA – Tyus Allen

All-Star Team

Mark Yorath – SMUS

Georgios Ikonomou – SMUS

Daniel Pawluk – WJ Mouat

Peter Spangehl – WRCA

Andrew McCaskill – McMath


Sam Ykema – WRCA