Cougars fall to to White Rock in overtime
The Enver Creek Cougars had the largest margin of victory on the first day of the B.C. Boys Senior AAA High School Basketball Tournament.
On Day Two, they came up just short in the closest game of the round-of-16.
The Cougars pushed Fraser Valley rival White Rock Christian Academy Warriors to overtime before falling 69-66 Wednesday evening at the Langley Events Centre. The Warriors move on to the quarterfinal round, while the Cougars dropped to consolation play, with a sixth place finish the best they can achieve at the 20-team tournament.
Gurkirat Kular of Enver Creek was the stop scorer from either team, netting 23 points, the total including a trio of three-point buckets. Rajan Gill with 12 and David Ahmad with 10 also scored in double digits. Gill with nine and Ahmad with eight were the top rebounders for the Cougars.
White Rock Christian led 23-10 after one quarter and built the lead to 15 points before the first half ended 40-27 in favor of the Warriors. Enver Creek outscored the opposition 20-13 in the third quarter to get close, and pulled even by the end of regulation time.
The Cougars will tip-off against the Handsworth Royals in consolation play this afternoon at 1:15 p.m.