Tournament win for Crusaders
Four wins in as many games lifted the Holy Cross Crusaders to a championship at the Countdown to Playoffs high school boys basketball tournament hosted by Brentwood College on Vancouver Island.
The Crusaders defeated the Mt. Douglas Rams 62-61 in the first game, then stopped 10th-ranked Shawnigan Lake 65-60 in their second outing. In the semifinal round against the second-ranked Sa-Hali Sabres, Holy Cross cruised to an 86-72 victory, before getting past the G.W. Graham Grizzlies of Chilliwack in the championship game.
Ryan O’Connor and Luke Ehman were named first team all-stars, while Richard Bos was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, after collecting 24 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the final.