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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