All-stars take to the court
More than 30 of the best graduating high school basketball players in the city suited up for the annual Surrey All-Star Classic Saturday night at Enver Creek Secondary.
Both a boys and a girls game were played, with players in dark jerseys on a Color team playing against Team White.
Following the game, five players received scholarship awards.
“The All Star Classic went very well,” said Rick Inrig of the organizing committee. “Insp. (Garry) Begg of the RCMP and Rick Ryan, Deputy Superintendent of the school district were there to present all participants with trophies and a commemorative shirt.”
In the boys game, the White team defeated the Color team 98-74, with a pair of Tamanawis Wildcats leading the way for the winners. Parmvir Bains netted 22 points, including six treys, while Sukhjot Bains scored 17 points.
In a balanced attack, the White team also got 13 points from Henry Madabueke of the Holy Cross Crusaders, 12 from Matt Grewal of the North Surrey Spartans, and 10 from Bright Dodoza of the Crusaders.
Leading scorers on the Color team were Ziggy Brown of Sullivan Heights Stars with 14 points, Iyanu Akindele of the Pacific Academy Breakers with 13, Nimrit Plaha of the Panorama Ridge Thunder with 12 and Sukhraj Biring of Tamanawis with 10.
Scholarship recipients were Sukhjot Bains (RCMP Fitness Town Scholarship), Plaha and Skylar Sheehan of the Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey School District Scholarships), Parmeet Matharu of the Enver Creek Cougars (Christopher Mohan Memorial Scholarship), and Nick Smith of the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Roger Pierlet Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Bank of Montreal).
In the girls game, the Color team came out on top 61-47. Rachel Beauchamp of Holy Cross was the game’s high scorer, leading the winners with 20 points. Harleen Atwal of Enver Creek added 13 points, including a trio of three-point buckets in the fourth quarter.
For the White team, Amy Sprangers, also of Holy Cross, led the way with 15 points. Crusaders teammate Michelle Bos added nine points.