Vanier and Highland squared off on opening day of the Towhee Tournament, Thursday night at Vanier Secondary. Scott Stanfield photos

Towhee Tournament in 50th year

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.

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