The Semiahmoo Totems Grade 8 boys basketball team celebrates after its win at SSSAA championships. (Contributed photo)

Grade 8 Totems get set for basketball provincials

Semiahmoo Secondary boys team has city, South Fraser banners under its belt

Two down, one big one left to go.

The Semiahmoo Totems Grade 8 boys basketball team is on a roll of late, having won both city and South Fraser zone championships, but are now preparing for their biggest test of the season – provincials.

The South Surrey squad will be in the B.C. championship field at Abbotsford’s M.E.I. Feb. 27-29.

The Totems punched their ticket to the provincial showdown earlier this month by winning the inaugural South Fraser zone banner – the former Fraser Valley zone was split into smaller parts this season.

In the South Fraser final, held in Richmond, Semiahmoo defeated the Fleetwood Park Dragons 74-60.

“Tight game most of the way,” said Totems coach Les Brown.

Semiahmoo’s Andre Juco was named MVP of the South Fraser tournament, while teammates Torian Lee and Jodham Waraich were named first team all-stars.

Prior to the zone tournament, the Totems defeated the Tamanawis Wildcats 59-38 to claim top spot in the Surrey city tournament, which held at Fleetwood Park Secondary as part of the Surrey Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s ‘Super Saturday’ event.

With a spot in provincials locked up, the Grade 8 Totems have qualified for the B.C. event for three straight years, which Brown called “quite an accomplishment” for his young squad.

“Our senior boys program has done amazing things… these boys come here in Grade 8 and have to figure out the school… and work extremely hard on the court in a very short amount of time,” Brown said.

“They all want to be part of the tradition that is here and it is really great to see.”



sports@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

B.C. High School Basketball

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Residents showcased as ‘companion’ sculpture unveiled

Amica White Rock welcomes bronze guardian, celebrates resident talent

‘Best of Cloverdale’ contest returns

Voters can cast ballots once a day until Sept. 5; enter to win $250 gift card for Save-On-Foods

More than 50,000 checks: Surrey COVID-19 compliance, enforcement team’s role has ‘evolved’

Joint bylaw, RCMP team created to help with coronavirus education, support

Homemade explosives detonated in South Surrey

Police asking public for help identifying those responsible

White Rock highrise on hold after workers exhibit ‘severe’ overexposure symptoms

WorkSafeBC issued stop-work order at 1588 Johnston Rd. site on July 24

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

VIDEO: World responds to B.C. girl after pandemic cancels birthday party

Dozens of cards and numerous packages were delivered to six-year-old Charlie Manning

Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

National modelling projections released Friday show an expected peak in cases this fall

Hundreds of sea lions to be killed on Columbia River in effort to save endangered fish

Nearly 22,000 comments received during public review were opposed, fewer than 200 were for

B.C.’s fuel suppliers to publish prices to provide accountability: minister

Bruce Ralston says move will ensure industry publicly accountable for unexplained prices increases

Roots and Blues online festival live tonight on Black Press Media

Tune in to Black Press Media to watch the festival live Aug. 14, 15 and 16

Man suffers serious injuries in bear attack in remote area near Lillooet

It was deemed a defensive attack, no efforts were made to locate the animal

Missed rent payments because of COVID-19? You have until July 2021 to pay up

Each monthly instalment must be paid on the same date the rent is due

U.S.-Canada pandemic border restrictions extended into September

‘We will continue to keep our communities safe,’ says Public Safety Minister Bill Blair

Most Read