The 50th annual Towhee Invitational senior boys basketball tournament kicked off Thursday at Vanier Secondary.
The host school, a triple-A team, took on the double-A squad from Highland Secondary of Comox in the fourth and final game on opening day. Vanier took a 29-18 lead into the half. The final score was 59-53 Vanier.
Along with the two local schools, there are six teams from the mainland, and two each from Nanaimo and Victoria.
The final will be played at 8 p.m. Saturday.