GW Graham Grizzlies punch ticket to AAA basketball provincials

The Grizzlies qualified by beating a tough North Delta team in a Fraser Valley semi-final.

Anmol Shoker and Geevon Janday combined for 42 points Wednesday night, leading their GW Graham senior boys basketball team to a 70-63 win over North Delta.

The win in the Fraser Valley playoff semi-final accomplished two things.

The Grizzlies will now take on Pitt Meadows Friday night in the Fraser Valley championship game, tipping off at 8 p.m. at Clayton Heights secondary school in Surrey.

The Grizzlies have also qualified for the AAA provincials, which will be held March 6-9 at the Langley Events Centre.

North Delta was no easy out, but the third-ranked team in the province had no answer for the hot-shooting Grizz.

Shoker and Janday each shot 50 percent from the field (8 of 16) and Shoker was 6 of 11 from three point range on his way to a game-high 22 points.

Janday had 20 points, adding four assists, one steal and six rebounds.

Zachary Klim was a beast on the boards, pulling down 11 rebounds and blocking five North Delta shots. Brother Matthias Klim grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots.

Cole Wicker hit five three point shots, collecting 15 points.

“It was a total team effort from start to finish,” said GWG coach Jake Mouritzen. “The team had worked hard on preparing for this game all week. Execution was excellent at both ends of the floor.

“The entire coaching staff is super proud of all 17 players and two managers that make up this Grizzlies family!! Most of these guys have been working 11 months a year, six days a week since they entered Grade 9 at Graham. All the hard work, passion and Grizzly pride paid off last night.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Sto:lo protest in support of Wet’suwet’en shuts down busiest intersection in Chilliwack

Protesters escorted by RCMP in organized event that included speeches and songs at Luckakuck/Vedder

Vocal groups come together for intimate concert in Chilliwack

Belle Voci and the Chilliwack Children’s and Youth Choir will be performing at St John’s Anglican

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Feb. 17 to 23

PHOTOS: Looking back at 2010 Olympics with top 10 images captured by Chilliwack photojournalist

Progress photographer, Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

PHOTOS: Spirit of the People Powwow underway now in Chilliwack

Thousands of people have gathered this weekend to take part in the powwow open to the public

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

BC Ferries sailings filling up Family Day Monday

More than 20 sailings added between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen for long weekend

Most Read