Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Secondary School has a basketball team in the lower mainland, competing in the Provincials for the second week in a row.
2017’s BC High School Boys 4A Basketball Championships get underway at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday.
The Senior Boys Wild enter the tournament as its 16th and final seed.
A team with just one Grade 12 student on the roster, one of the Wild’s top performers is Sebastian Butler, the team’s youngest member and currently in Grade 10.
The boys competed in six tournaments throughout the course of their regular season and made it to the finals in five of them.
First up in provincial action they will face the number one ranked, Langley hometown boys, the Walnut Grove Gators.
Tip off is set for 10:15 am PST Wednesday.
Last week the Mount Baker Senior and Junior girls teams made their own provincial run.
The Junior Wild girls went .500 in the tournament and finished 22nd out of 24 teams.
They fell 53-35 in their opening game against the Panorama Ridge Thunder, then 50-42 against Nanaimo District Secondary School.
Weekend games were kinder as the girls logged a 36-31 win over G.P Vanier and a 35-20 defeat of Vernon Secondary.
The Senior girls Wild struggled in their first three games dropping 73-36 to the Oak Bay Breakers, 54-40 to the R.A. McMath Wildcats then 76-68 to the Dover Bay Dolphins.
However, their final outing was a victory as they bested the Prince George Polars 75-60 to finish 15th out of 16 teams.
– Keira O’Loughlin
(Image courtesy of Kaley Wasylowich)