The Vanier Towhees senior boys basketball team opened their Christmas break road trip with an exciting 104-100 overtime win over WJ Mouatt in Abbotsford.
“What a game!” said Vanier head coach Larry Street. “Mouatt scored 13 three-pointers and we dominated the paint at both ends – an exciting game from start to end with the big boys from the Island prevailing.”
Street said there were no big leads until the third quarter when the Towhees were down 10, 89-79. Vanier scored the next 11 points to take the lead, Mouatt tied it and Vanier got last shot, but the game went into OT tied 90-90.
“In OT it went back and forth, just like the entire game. With the score tied 100-100, Anders Storgaard scored the last two baskets to seal the win.
“Great games inside by Bryce Olsen (29 points), Storgaard (27 points and a late-game dunk), Chase Hobenshield a monster inside with 16 points and Tyler Knopp hustled his way to 21 points. Great all round scoring from the starters,” Street said.
“Wyatt Strachan continues to improve at guard with heady play and tough defence. Brandon Balon was key in the last quarter as he shut down Mouatt’s top shooter who up to that point had nine threes,” said Street.
“Now the Towhees are at North Idaho Jr. College for an eight-team high school tournament and hopefully learn some new lessons.”
– Vanier Towhees Basketball