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The Gryphons dominated the Mountain Invitational senior boys basketball tournament on the weekend at Smithers Secondary School and Bulkley Valley Christian School.
Our team played really well, Gryphons coach Richard Audet said.
Some guys really stepped up and played better than they had.
Smithers edged Terraces Caledonia Kermodes in the final 71-66 with Gryphons DaVone Alo leading his team with 28 points.
Alo really stepped up his shooting as did Justin Berthold who really improved scoring five three-pointers in the first game in front of the school, Audet said.
Terraces Malcolm Mensah was their top scorer hitting for 22.
We had four really strong teams out of the eight and it was neat having three Smithers teams competing, Audet said.
It was really nice to have a senior boys team from Ebenezer and they won their game against Centennial.
The Gryphons downed the BVCS Royals 80-39. Smithers Justin Berthold was the top scorer hitting for 19 points while Eric Jaarsma led the Royals with 14 points.
Fraser Lakes Derek Best led his team to a 51-33 win over Ebenezer Christian Reformed School picking up 17 points and Travis Vandergaag was the top scorer for ECRS with 15.
Kitimats Mount Elizabeth Secondary took down Terrace Centennial 66-27 in game three with Shawn Sears hitting 17 for MESS.
Caledonia decimated Houston Secondary School 136-30. The Kermodes leading point getters were Dan Mercer-Young with 22, Robby Keeler picked up 21 and Jesiah Bartley hit for 20. Houstons top scorer was Ricky Parmar with 15.
The Gryphons Cory Martens led Smithers to a 69-53 win over Kitimat hitting for 17 points and MESSs Jeremy Nyce was their top scorer with 17.
BVCS defeated Centennial 77-24 in game six on their home court with Eric Jaarsma and Steven Zandberg picking up 16 a piece for the Royals while Adam Ramsay led Centennial with 14.
Caledonia played hard to edge Fraser Lake 57-51 in their first match up of the tournament. Daniel Mercer-Young scored 16 points for Caledonia and Cody Raymond slammed 25 for Fraser Lake.
Biki Minhas handed Houston a 76-66 win over ECRS hitting for 35 points in game eight.
Ebenezers leading point-getters were Travis Vandergaag and Jeff Jaarsma with 17 each.
Fraser Lake fought hard to take a 88-76 win against MESS with the help of Zach Anderson who hit for 30 points. Kitimats top scorer was Jeremy Nyce with 16.
Adam Ramsays 29-point effort wasnt enough to take his Centennial team to a victory as they fell 56-48 to Ebenezer in game 10.
BVCS left Houston in the dust when they outscored them 97-39 in their final game of the tournament.
Eric Jaarsma was the top point-getter for BVCS with 21 and Erik Vineaux, Biki Minhas and Ricky Parmar scored nine apiece for Houston.