By Ronan O’Doherty, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
A plucky Samuel Robertson Technical senior boy’s basketball team punched their ticket to the provincials last Tuesday (Feb. 24).
The squad, which is mainly made up of Grade 11 players, bested Port Coquitlam’s Arch Bishop Carney Secondary 72-69 in a tight overtime game to clinch the 2020 Fraser North Championship.
Trailing by 12 to start the fourth quarter, the Titans used pressure defense and solid rebounding to tie the game up in regulation.
With the momentum in their favour, the boys went up by as much as six in the overtime period and held on for the win.
Lucas Hutchinson led the way with 19 points, Anthony Katinic and Ranier Manding chipped in 13 and 10 points respectively, Joel Blanco added eight points to go along with his outstanding rebounding, and Geismund De la Cruz chipped in seven points while going 4-4 from the foul line.
Head coach, Scott Tomlin sees a bright future for the Titans.