Boys: Kitsilano vs. West Van

Both West Vancouver and Kitsilano came out hard in their first game of the tournament, with a tie game at 9-9 to start the first quarter. Kitsilano went on to score 16 unanswered points with Kits' #8, Luka Lizdek, hitting two deep threes to take Kitsilano up 21-9 with one minutes left in the first quarter. Kitsilano's full-court press was too much for West Van to handle and Kitsilano led 25-9 at the end of the first quarter. 


Both teams would go almost two minutes without putting points up on the board until West Van ended their dry spell, bringing the game to 25-13 in favour of Kitsilano. Lizdek of Kits would go on to hit more threes, bringing Kits to a 30-13 lead with 6 minutes left in the first half. #8 sure isn't the biggest guy on the floor but his shot had major effects on the game. 


With four minutes left in the half, West Vans towering #14 sank a runner, bringing West Van within 16 points of Kitsilano. With Lizdek on the bench for Kitsilano, guard #26 took over, sinking two off a layup and setting up a teammate nicely with a pass for another 2. At half, Kits led 47 to 17 after another deep three, this time from Kits #6 Marko Przulj.


Midway through the third quarter, Kitsilano's #23 would make the basket, draw the foul, and sink the free throw, taking Kitsilano's lead to 35 points. At the end of the third quarter, Kitsilano led West Van 63 to 33. 


The final quarter saw West Van trying to battle back against Kitsilano, but the lead was just too great, ending with a 4 point play from Kits #5. Kitsilano defeated West Van 77 to 51. Player of the Game was Kitsilano's #23 Armstrong who finished with 17 points.  

Jamie Keast