Isfeld and Vanier, pictured in action during the regular season, are both competing at the triple A high school basketball championships in Langley. Scott Stanfield photo

North Island basketball teams in tough at BC’s

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.

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