Baby Maroons rock

The Fulton Maroons are in the B.C. Grade 8 Boys Basketball Championships, March 5-8, in Pitt Meadows.

The Fulton Maroons are in the B.C. Grade 8 Boys Basketball Championships, March 5-8, in Pitt Meadows.

Dale Olson’s crew won the North Zone title Wednesday night by stopping the host VSS Panthers 43-39.

“It was a great Grade 8 game,” said Olson. “Its been a battle all year long and we are peaking at the right time.”

Nathan Banga bagged 21 points and four assists for the Baby Maroons, while Isaac Olson supplied five points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

Hunter Krieger counted five points and 10 boards for Fulton, while Brett Hansen recorded five clutch points. Caden Doyle and Olson were both stellar on defence.

Meanwhile, the Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys playdowns resume today at Fulton with eight teams.

The Maroons faced the Summerland Rockets Thursday afternoon. The Kalamalka Lakers battled the South Okanagan Hornets, while the Pleasant Valley Saints met the Westsyde Whundas.

The semifinals go tonight at 7 and 8:45 with the final scheduled for Saturday, 8:45 p.m.

VSS and Fulton are both at the Valley senior AA girls playoffs in at Princess Margaret Secondary in Penticton. The Cats played Valleyview Vikings, while the Maroons faced Sa-Hali Sabres Thursday.