Good start for Okanagan teams at B.C. boys basketball championships

Okanagan teams are off to strong starts at the senior boys B.C. boys provincial basketball championships in Langley.

At the 4A tournament, the Kelowna Secondary Owls scored a massive win in their opener on Wednesday afternoon, crushing the Frank Hurt Hornets of Surrey 104-35.

Johnathan Haughton paced third-seeded Kelowna with a 21-point effort, with Jayden Lalonde netting 13 points. Malcom Greggor, Hunter Simson and Ajay Gill each added 12 points.

The Owls outscored 14th-seeded Frank Hurt 26-5 in the first quarter, then 25-6 in the second for a 51-11 half-time lead. In the second half, KSS outscored the Hornets 53-24.

Having advanced to the winner’s bracket, KSS will next face Claremont of Victoria in the quarter-finals at 8:15 p.m., on Thursday. Claremont, ranked 11th, won its opener, 69-67 over No. 6 Holy Cross.

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