By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
There are 16 senior boys’ basketball teams, four from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, battling their way through the Fraser Valley tournament this week at Pitt Meadows secondary.
Five will advance to the AAA provincial championships.
Both the Pitt Meadows Marauders and the Westview Wildcats won their opening games of the tournament, and that means they were scheduled to meet on Thursday night at 8:15.
It’s a huge game, because whichever team wins will need just one more, in a game scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., to get into the tournament championship game.
Westview will be underdogs against the Marauders, and when they last met in league play on Feb. 7 Pitt prevailed 67-39.
The Wildcats are coming off a big 73-70 win over the Delta Pacers in their first game of the tournament on Wednesday night.
It was a grinding win, that saw the Ridge club come out flat to start the game, and go down by 10 points.