Two Courtenay schools finish top three at junior basketball tourney

Two Courtenay schools finish top three at junior basketball tourney

The junior girls basketball teams at Vanier and Isfeld finished second and third, respectively, at an eight-team tournament, contested Friday and Saturday at Vanier Secondary.

The host Towhees lost 49-19 in Saturday’s final to Belmont Secondary of Lanford. The team advanced to the final with a heart-stopping, double overtime win over Stelly’s Secondary of Saanich.

The Isfeld Ice — playing very entertaining basketball — beat Stelly’s 34-30 in the third=place match.

Other teams competing were NDSS, Brooks Secondary of Powell River, Oak Bay and Burnaby South.

Next up for the Vanier junior girls is a Tuesday home game against Timberline. The Grade 9 girls play at Highland Secondary on Thursday.