SPORTS BRIEFS: Gbarazia honoured
Brighton Gbarazia of the Kwantlen Eagles was named Athlete of the Week by the British Columbia Colleges’ Athletic Association.
Gbarazia, a rookie from Calgary, tallied 21 points, four rebounds and 11 assists in a 70-69 victory over the University of North B.C. Timberwolves last Friday night at the Surrey campus of Kwantlen University College.
The men’s basketball team also played on Saturday, losing 90-87 to the University of B.C. – Okanagan Lakers, a game in which Gbarazia scored 18 points, had five rebounds and was credited with eight assists.
The five-foot-nine guard is a graduate of Sir John Diefenbaker high school in Calgary, where he was a team MVP and all-star and led his team to their first-ever provincial championship.
The Eagles, 2-8 (won-lost) in league play will play in Vancouver tonight against the Langara Falcons.
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Boxing card in Cloverdale
The City Boxing Club is hosting a card tonight at its gym in Cloverdale.
Mike Dovich of the host club will take on Jake Weitzel of Blue Corner in a rematch of a fight from a year.
Weitzel won by decision, after he was knocked down by Dovich, and has won three straight bouts against City club boxers.
City Boxing’s Matt Lee will be in the ring for the first time since he recovered from an injury, while Mike Johnson will fight for the first time in the light heavyweight division.
City Boxing will also host the B.C. Golden Gloves meet in March.
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Cash prizes for bowlers
Xcalibur Bowling Centre in Surrey hosted its Swiss Tournament earlier this month, an event contested by 150 bowlers on 30 teams.
Gary Egan of Surrey teamed with with Xcalibur bowlers Fred Chong Jr., Eric Lee, Cheryl Saunders and Jamie Jung to place first, and win $440 each.
Surrey’s Charity Evangelista and Derek Blond of Xcalibur won $280 each with a third place finish, while Matthew Merrifield of Surrey was on the fourth place team with Marko Markowicz, Gayle Markowicz, Norm Whitmore and Rick Hughes, winning $220 each.
Other highlights saw Richard Giesbrecht of Surrey and Xcalibur bowler Miles Andrews win $130 each for their team’s seventh place finish, Dan Nicholls of Surrey bowling the seventh 300 game of his career, and Christine Orcullo posting the high ladies average of 206, and the second-highest single-game score of 249.