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John Garvie of the VSS Panthers is surrounded by Kelowna players as he goes up for a shot in the Fulton Maroons Junior Boys Basketball Classic Saturday. - Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star
John Garvie of the VSS Panthers is surrounded by Kelowna players as he goes up for a shot in the Fulton Maroons Junior Boys Basketball Classic Saturday.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

The Valleyview Vikings grounded the VSS Panthers 59-51 in Saturday night’s final of the Fulton Maroons Junior Boys Basketball Classic.

All-stars Tyler Wightman and Tanner Farber each pocketed 17 points for the Vikings, who led 30-25 at the break. All-star Connor Carson added 13 points.

Tourney MVP John Garvie flushed 27 points for the Panthers, who got 10 points from Ty Thomas and seven from Zac Kronbauer.

The Panthers reached the final by toppling the KSS Owls 65-60 in overtime earlier Saturday, getting 24 points from Garvie and nine apiece from Thomas and Kyle Ryder.

Valleyview bounced Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna 56-37 in the other semi.

The KSS Owls got 13 points from all-star Vinayak Pendharker in a 53-51 win over Mt. Boucherie in the consolation final.

South Kam upended Fulton 46-34 to finish fifth in the eight-team tourney.

Coltyn Boomer bagged nine points for the Titans, while Cory Ang-Hamilton sank a dozen points and Sonjay Dhand had six for Fulton.

Earlier Saturday, the Maroons mauled the Pen-High Lakers 58-41 behind a dozen points from Dhand and nine from Bryn Bedard.

The Salmon Arm Golds iced the Lakers 51-30 to take seventh spot.

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