Crocus Plains’ Steven Fawcett looks for an opening against Swan Valley’s Eric Klein (left) and Ryley Rivett Friday. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
The host Neelin Spartans will battle for their second straight Brandon Sun Spartan Invitational Tri-Star (Tier 2) Division title today.
The Spartans went 3-0 in their preliminary round group in the varsity boys’ high school basketball tournament with a 90-27 win over Robin’s Goose Lake Raiders (0-3) and a 77-35 victory over the R.D. Parker Trojans (2-1).
Andrew Paul scored 17 points against the Trojans and 16 against the Raiders. Brodie Gill added 15 for Neelin against the Raiders.
Femi Dimeji replied with 15 for R.D. Parker, while Shane Allarie had 16 for Goose Lake.
In Friday’s other games:
Lloyd. 82 Massey-Bdn 65
Troy Hatchard had 26 points to lead the Barons (3-0) who topped their pool. The Vikings (2-1), who got 14 points from Andrew Nelson, finished second and will play for fifth place today.
Massey-Bdn 98 Sanford 50
Luke Giesbrecht led a balanced Viking attack with 14 points. Josh Van Walleghem had 16 for the Sabres (1-2).
Crocus 39 Swan Valley 36
Kyle Johnston’s eight points was the most put up by any of the Plainsmen (2-1), who will also compete for fifth place today. Eric Klein had 11 for the Tigers (1-2).
Crocus 98 Beaver Brae 25
Mike Olive netted 15 points for the victorious Plainsmen, while Brendan Loranger led the Broncos (0-3) with seven.
Glenboro 78 Goose Lake 19
Matt Klassen’s 20 points helped the Panthers (1-2) finish third in their pool. Riley Peters had seven for the Raiders.
RD Parker 60 Glenboro 47
Ameyo De drained 22 points for the Trojans. Klassen had 18 for the Panthers.
Sanford 62 Killarney 60
Kegan Hopper’s 23 points helped the Sabres (1-2) top the Raiders (0-3), who were led by Logan Beazley’s 23 points.
Hapnot 84 Minnedosa 37
Nick Novassel had 26 points for the Kopper Kings (3-0). Justin McKinnon replied with 15 for the Chancellors (0-3).
Nelson Mac 70 Minnedosa 36
Justin McKinnon had 15 points for the Wolverines (2-1), while Jessie Fisher had 18 for the Chancellors.
Lloydminster 67 Killarney 60
Troy Hatchard put up 18 points to lead the Barons. Ethan Kramer had 14 for the Raiders.
SJR 110 Beaver Brae 25
Manny Wood of the Golden Eagles (3-0) set a new BSSI scoring record with 83 points, breaking Chad Posthumus’s mark of 54 in 2008 and the Tier 2 record of 48 that was set by Crocus’ Justin Arthurson in 2010. Russell Guinto had six for the Broncos (0-3).
Hapnot 59 Stonewall 41
Will Hatherley and Blake Wallaker both put up 18 points for the Kopper Kings. Eric Dupras replied with 21 for the Rams (1-2).
SJR 83 Swan Valley 17
Avery Cadogan’s 32 points were all the Golden Eagles needed to win. Nathaniel Wowchuk replied with eight for the Tigers.
Nelson Mac 63 Stonewall 23
The Wolverines were led by Fisher’s 25 points. Dupras had 14 for the Rams.
VICTORIA INN DIVISION
Dakota 79 Miles Mac 44
David Smallwood’s 19 points led the Lancers (2-1), while Daniel Chuckrey had 10 for the Buckeyes (0-3).
Ft.Richmond 74 G.Valley 42
Jordan DeLury had 14 points for the Centurions (1-2), while Alex Giesbrecht had 16 for the Zodiacs (0-3).
Glenlawn 84 DMCI 61
Kieran McGrath’s 19 points paced the Lions (2-1), while Rhon Cruz had a game-high 21 for the Maroons (1-2).
Kildonan East 74 Selkirk 57
Dharmjit Dhillion had 20 points for the Reivers (3-0), while Tanner Sinclair led the Royals (0-3) with 16.
Oak Park 93 MBCI 91
The Raiders (3-0) were led by a 28-point effort by Nik Zorcic. Gurinder Gill had 22 for the Hawks (2-1).
Kelvin 68 Dakota 64
Anthony Dyck’s 19 points helped the Clippers (3-0) win the tight game. David Smallwood had 20 for the Lancers.
Maples 73 Miles Mac 65
Norvy Pedracio led the Marauders (1-2) with 19 points. Filip Djukic had almost half of the Buckeye points with 32.
Oak Park 114 G. Valley 36
Chris Howell posted 30 points to pace the Raiders. Alex Giesbrecht had 11 for the Zodiacs.
MBCI 104 Ft. Richmond 76
Derek McKnight had 28 points for the Hawks. Stephan Tosovic replied with 15 for the Centurions.
JH Bruns 65 St. John’s 56
Inderdeep Singh’s 29 points led the Broncos (1-2) to victory. Dayib Askar had 18 for the Tigers (0-3).
G. City 88 Massey-Wpg 37
Darius Martens posted 21 points for the defending provincial champion Fighting Gophers (3-0). Fred Sackey led the Trojans (2-1) with seven points.
Glenlawn 87 Selkirk 24
Jess Davidson led the Lions with 24 points, while Tanner Sinclair had eight for the Royals.
Massey-Wpg 105 St.John’s 61
Jorden Roberts and Ben Doerksen both put up 17 points for the Trojans. Jaren Vince Cruz replied with 14 for the Tigers.
Kildonan East 71 DMCI 64
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Garden City 95 JH Bruns 36
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 14, 2013