North Island teams were in tough at the triple A provincial high school basketball championships, which opened Wednesday in Langley.
Vancouver Island’s top seed and provincial No. 11, the Mark Isfeld Ice, lost to No. 6 seed Pitt Meadows (69-59) on Wednesday and to No. 3 Argyle of North Vancouver (71-64) on Thursday.
The Vanier Towhees, the number three-ranked Island team entering the tourney, lost to No. 4 North Delta (67-42) and No. 12 M.E.I. of Abbotsford (89-70).
Carihi lost to No. 2 seed and eventual tourney champion South Kamloops Titans Wednesday and to the defending champion Rick Hansen Hurricanes Thursday.
Isfeld beat Carihi 61-40 on Friday, while Vanier beat No. 16 Caledonia of Terrace by a score of 67-46.
On the final day of play Saturday, Isfeld defeated Vanier 67-56 to place 13th in B.C. Thaskani Mtawali of the Ice led the scoring with 21 points, and was selected player-of-the-game for the second straight game.
Carihi beat Caledonia in the 15/16 match.
Burnaby’s Byrne Creek was ranked number one entering the tourney, but lost to South Kamloops in the championship final.