Luke Yeo of the Highland Raiders takes the ball up court in Thursday’s opener at the Towhee Invitational. Highland’s Will Derksen (#24) is also pictured. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay school hosts 51st annual basketball tournament

The Vanier Towhees senior boys basketball team is hosting the 51st annual Towhee Invitational.

There are 12 teams competing, including Highland and Gaglardi Academy, both Comox schools. Other Island teams include 4A Mount Doug of Victoria, 3A John Barsby of Nanaimo and 4A Royal Bay of Langford (Victoria).

Highland lost to the Guildford Park Sabres of Surrey in the opening game, Thursday at Vanier Secondary.

Guildford beat Abby Traditional 66-61 on Friday, and North Surrey beat Gaglardi 83-60.

The tourney continues all day Saturday. Games start at 8:20 a.m.

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