Towhee Invitational hoops tourney tips off Thursday, Jan. 14

Defending champion Vanier hosting 11 teams; final set for Saturday night

The G.P. Vanier Towhees are out to defend their title as they host the 48th annual Towhee Invitational. The senior boys basketball tournament starts Thursday, Jan. 14 and continues through Saturday, Jan. 16.

The 12-team tourney includes Top 10 honourable mention Killarney from Vancouver, an athletic squad from Howe Sound, top Island ranked Dover Bay, and an always talented King George from downtown Vancouver.

Along with the Towhees, other teams are Timberline, Wellington, Kwalikum, Ballenas, Mt. Doug, Gladstone and Westview.

Games today go at 3 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 6:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday’s action runs from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday, games begin at 8:20 a.m. with the final set for 8 p.m.

The Towhees opened league play Jan. 12 in Nanaimo against Dover Bay, with result unavailable at press time.


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