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BC’s best meet one more time for All-Star Saturday

R.C. Palmer - The B.C. Senior Boys Provincial All-Star Saturday took place yesterday with the provinces best gathering one more time for an action packed day of basketball. The day started with the preliminary rounds of the three point competition and dunk contest with the finalists taking part in the finals between the All-Star games.

The story of the evening, and with most All-Star games, are the teams formed of regular season rivals turned teammates. No better example of this than the 2A roster which had three players each from King George and Brentwood College, the 2A Provincial Champions and runner-ups. The teams would exchange baskets early on, but the 2A team would prove to be too much as they walked away with a 132-83 win.

2A Top Performers

POG: Mohab Mundadi

Brendan Sullivan (Brentwood College) - 23 Points

Bruno Chan (Brentwood College) - 18 Points

Chris Ross (Seycove) - 15 Points

1A Top Performers

POG: Nathan Steenhof

Quentin Onyemourdi (B.C. Christian) - 17 Points

Nathan Steenhof (Bulkley Valley Christian) - 13 Points

Sam Pan (St. John’s) - 12 Points

In between the 1A/2A game and the 3A/4A game was the Three Point Competition and Dunk Contest finals. The finalists for the Three Point competition were Nick Sarai, Martin Djunga, Norben Bulosan, Luke Burton, Gaurab Acharya, Martin Niyomahoro, Alex Wallace and Colburn Pearce. In the end, it was Nick Sarai who edged out Norben Bulosan 17-16 in the final round to take the best shooter in the province crown. The Dunk contest would see Saymon Loki, Dhol Baboth, Tyrone Asenoguan, and James Woods. Perhaps unsuspectingly, the winner of the dunk contest was guard, James Woods of Walnut Grove, who threw down three huge dunks, including a massive off the bounce windmill to secure the victory.

In last year’s 3A/4A game, it was the 3A squad that came out on top. While no players who played last year returned for this game, and the provincial tiers have nothing to do with the quality of players, athletes on the 4A team must have been motivated to prove themselves as the top players in the province.

In the first quarter, the teams traded baskets with neither team able to distance themselves on the scoreboard as the score was 24-24 after 10 minutes. In the second quarter, it was the 4A squad that was able to take the lead behind 10 points from James Woods resulting in a 52-41 lead at the half. In the second half, the 3A team would be led by Nick Sarai and Martin Djunga who scored 14 and 16 in the final 20 minutes respectively. The 3A team would steadily chip into the lead before taking the lead for themselves at 85-84 in the final minutes of the game. The teams would exchange baskets in the final minutes, but it was the 4A team that would score the final six points of the night to take the 96-92 victory.

4A Top Performers

POG: James Woods (Walnut Grove)

Isaac Ickovich (Belmont) - 15 Points

James Woods (Walnut Grove) - 14 Points

Adam Paige (Semiahmoo) - 11 Points

3A Top Performers

POG: Martin Djunga

Martin Djunga (Byrne Creek) - 28 Points

Nick Sarai (South Kamloops) - 19 Points

Reid Jansen (South Kamloops) - 11 Points

Vancouver Basketball wishes these graduating players the best in their future endeavours, basketball related or not. Thank you for your dedication to the sport and serving as great role models for players to come. For all photos from All-Star Saturday head over to our Facebook page to see the photo albums.

Full Rosters:

QUAD-A

Jake Willemsen (6-3 G, South Delta)

Nishad Tarak (Victoria-Belmont)

Bradley Braich (Abbotsford-Yale)

Vlad Mihaila (Surrey-Semiahmoo)

Jack Cruz-Dumont (6-3 G, Vancouver College)

James Woods (6-1 G, Langley-Walnut Grove)

Adam Paige (6-7 F, Surrey-Semiahmoo)

Gabriel Takeawoa (5-11 G, Surrey-Holy Cross)

Isaac Ickovich (6-6 C, Victoria-Belmont)

Jusuf Sehic (6-7 F, Burnaby South)

HEAD COACH — Ed Lefurgy (Semiahmoo)

TRIPLE-A

Reid Jansen (6-1 G, South Kamloops)

Martin Djunga (6-2 G, Burnaby-Byrne Creek

Nick Sarai (6-2 G/F, South Kamloops)

Colburn Pearce (6-4 F, Prince George-Duchess Park)

Alex Wallace (6-4 G, North Vancouver-Argyle)

Majok Deng (6-8 G, Burnaby-Byrne Creek)

Bryce Mason (6-3 G, Richmond-R.A. McMath)

Ripley Martin (6-11 C, South Kamloops)

Werner Giovanni Manu (6-8 F, Pitt Meadows)

Burke Brussow (6-4 G, Maple Ridge)

HEAD COACH — Balraj Dhillon (Byrne Creek)

DOUBLE A

Nathan Pasloske (6-4 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Brendan Sullivan (5-11 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Bruno Chan (6-2 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Seyoung Choi (6-2 G, Vancouver-King George)

Mohab Mundadi (6-3 F, Vancouver-King George)

Boris Obradovic (6-5 F, Vancouver-King George)

Christopher Ross (6-4 G, North Vancouver-Seycove)

Spencer Ledoux (6-6 F, Kamloops-Westsyde)

Kobe McKnight (6-2 G, Vancouver-Britannia)

Andrew Reddy (6-3 F, Richmond-R.C. Palmer)

HEAD COACH — Blake Gage (Brentwood College)

SINGLE-A

Josh Allison (6-4 F, Langley-Credo Christian)

Tyler Schilling (6-0 G, Barriere)

Sam Pan (5-9 G, Vancouver-St. John’s)

Nathan Steenhof (5-9 G, Smithers-Bulkley Valley Christian)

Quentin Onyemourdi (5-10 G, PoCo-B.C. Christian)

John Oszust (6-4 F, Golden)

Harkirat Bhangu (5-9 G, Surrey-Khalsa)

Saymon Loki (6-5 F, Smithers-Bulkley Valley Christian)

Kavneer Dhaliwal (6-3 F, Osoyoos)

Amrit Mangat (6-0 F, Surrey-Khalsa)

HEAD COACH — Chris Steenhof (Bulkley Valley Christian)