Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tournament Time in Langley, as AAA and AAAA Provincials get underway

The Charles Hays Senior Boys take to the Courts of the Langley Events Centre tomorrow,  looking for their first, of what they hope will be a four day path to a Provincial title.

The Rainmakers launch their efforts with an early Wednesday morning match up with Surrey's Fleetwood Park, marking the start of the Provincial AAA tournament that pits some of the top teams across the province, looking for the biggest prize in Senior Boys basketball.

You can follow the tournament action from the Langley Events Centre website, which provides updates as the tournament works its way to Saturday's finale.

Beyond the official website, for the latest updates on the AAA tournament you can access information from their twitter feed and facebook event page

Video streaming of the Senior Boys tournament is available from the website, click on the PLAY NOW link on each days schedule to start those games that are scheduled to be broadcast.

To make things even easier for Rainmaker fans to access the daily play, we also will have a link to the streaming video included in our scoreboard below, it is activated just before tip off takes place each game.

The Line up for this Years Seniors Boys Rainmakers team can be found here

We will offer up details on the fate of the Rainmakers over the next four days, scores and items of note can be found below.

Saturday, March 15
Championship Final 
Langley Events Centre Arena Bowl
St. Thomas More 53 vs Charles Hays Rainmakers 38   
Rainmakers Silver Medalists at 2014 Provincials

Friday, March 14
Langley Events Centre Arena Bowl
Mark Isfeld 65  vs Charles Hays 73 

Thursday, March 13 
Langley Events Centre Gymnasium
Vernon 51 vs Charles Hays Rainmakers 71 

Wednesday, March 12 
Langley Events Centre Gymnasium 
Fleetwood Park 51 vs  Charles Hays 52  
The Rainmakers are not the only Northwest representative in Langley this week, the Queen Charlotte Secondary Saints are making some noise as well, with much attention being focused on their bid for the AAAA tournament championship

Like the AAA tournament, there is more information on the AAAA tournament from their twitter feed and facebook event page

Queen Charlotte Secondary opens up their tournament on Wednesday at 8:30AM as well, with a match up against the host city school Walnut Grove.

We'll update their scores from that tournament through the week, with listings of streaming video start times posted below as well.

The Line up for this year's Saints squad can be found here.

Saturday, March 15
Langley Events Centre Gymnasium 
Pitt Meadows 92 vs Queen Charlotte Secondary 77 
Saints finish the tournament with a record of 1 and 3

Friday, March 14
Langley Events Centre Gymnasium 
Mount Baker 43 vs Queen Charlotte Secondary 122

Thursday, March 13
Langley Events Centre Arena Bowl 
West Vancouver 83 vs Queen Charlotte Secondary Saints 66

Wednesday, March 12 
Langley Events Centre Arena Bowl 
Walnut Grove 80 vs Queen Charlotte Secondary 56 

March 15-- Queen Charlotte Saints put a wrap on their tourney, keeping Pitt Meadows on their toes NCR
March 14-- Saints find their offence and then some in Game Three NCR
March 13-- Early struggles prove costly for Saints at AAAA Provincials  NCR
March 12-- Queen Charlotte Saints need to regroup quickly after Day One loss  NCR
March 11-- Saints focus on their AAAA Provincial Tournament journey NCR

The first major preview of both the AAA and AAAA tournaments was delivered last week, as Chris Kennedy along with Harold Tsumara of the Vancouver Province outlined the draws ahead and which of the teams are the ones to keep an eye on.

That was the first of what promises to be much in the way of media focus as Tournament week moves forward.

The final two basketball tournaments of the years tend to grab the bulk of the media attention and already a number of articles surrounding the tournaments have been posted in advance of tip off.

You can review those and follow along as we add others through the week from this archive page.

AAA Tournament notes

March 17-- Knights win AAA title
March 16-- STM Knights win AAA boys' hoop banner
March 16-- Saint Thomas More Knights and MVP Reese celebrate schools first BC Hoops title since 76
March 16-- Vernon Panthers stop Wellington for seventh
March 15-- Panthers bounce back to win bronze at AAA provincials
March 15-- Rainmakers-Knights match up in Super Saturday final at LEC
March 15-- Charles Hays set to compete in final game of BC High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships
March 14-- Panthers' comeback comes up just short in AAA semis
March 14-- Gill paces Panthers to Final Four berth
March 14-- Panthers brush back Wildcats
March 14-- Rainmakers in Championship Round at Provincial Basketball Championships
March 13-- Anniversaries and upsets part of March
March 13-- Tigers nearly lose roar in opening win
March 13-- Knights reach AAA semifinal
March 13-- Dragons split two games at 3A provincials
March 13-- Triple A live reports from BC Senior Boys Basketball Championships
March 13-- Ice opens B. C. AAA boys basketball tourney with 45-39 win
March 13-- Rainmakers Win Squeaker in Provincial Opener
March 13-- Trio of Ridge area teams competing at provincials
March 13-- Bombers drop first two games of provincials
March 12-- Day 1 blog from B. C. Senior Boys 3A and 4 A championship
March 12-- Panthers fend off upset-minded Oscars in AAA provincial opener
March 12-- Panthers the top seed at AAA hoops provincials
March 11-- Bombers receive shot in pocket book to attend Triple A Basketball Championship
March 6-- Surrey's Fleetwood Park Dragons scorched in final
March 5-- Senior Boys Rainmakers take zones championship
March 5-- Samuel Robertson Technical makes basketball history
March 5-- Isfeld Ice senior boys off to B. C. Championship
March 4-- Tupper Tigers battle for historic victory
March 4-- Wellington, NDSS make basketball provincials
March 4-- SRT Titans making first appearance in the senior boys basketball provincials

AAAA Tournament notes

March 16-- Haida Gwaii boys leave mark at provincials
March 16-- Mindy Minhas top dog as Sir Winston Churchill bring home first senior boys basketball title
March 16-- Rebels stake best Burnaby finish since 1991
March 15-- Crusaders in final, Wildcats to play for third
March 15-- Crusaders-Dawgs match up in Super Saturday final at LEC
March 14-- Churchill survives OT thriller to beat top-ranked Tamanawis and advance to final
March 13-- No. 1. Wildcats too much for Wild
March 13-- Bulldogs turn tables on defending champion Gators
March 13-- B. C.'s Cinderella basketball tale comes up short
March 13-- Bulldogs end Gators championship dreams
March 13-- A pair of Surrey schools in provincial semifinals
March 13-- Irish overcome fierce Marauders
March 13-- Quad A Live reports from BC Senior Boys Basketball Championships
March 13-- One-sided wins for Wildcats, Crusaders
March 13-- The Buzz is back! Rehab from broken leg has Owls' Truss better than ever
March 12-- Gators soar to victory in B. C. opener
March 12-- Haida Gwaii Hometown heroes make championships (video)
March 3-- Pitt Meadows Marauders claw to B. C. tournament
February 27-- Wildcats, Crusaders punch tickets to 4A Provincials

You can find more of of our past items on Charles Hays sports and Northwest basketball from our archive page.

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