Pleasant Valley Saints’ Trent Anderson (left) drives to the net against Princess Margaret Mustangs James Sloan in Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Basketball Championship play Saturday in Armstrong.

Pleasant Valley Saints’ Trent Anderson (left) drives to the net against Princess Margaret Mustangs James Sloan in Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Basketball Championship play Saturday in Armstrong.

Fulton nabs spot in B.C.s

The Sa-Hali Sabres grounded the Oliver Hornets 86-77 in the Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Basketball Championships final Saturday night at Pleasant Valley Secondary in Armstrong.

The No. 2 Sabres and No. 7 Hornets both advance to the provincials, March 9-12, in Kamloops.

All-star Ben Olson recorded 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the eighth-rated Fulton Maroons stuffed the Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops 59-45 to grab the third provincial berth.

Gurbinder Randawa chipped in with 15 points for the Maroons.

Earlier, Fulton iced the Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton 76-66 with Greg Hyde pocketing 26 points.

Olson earned 22 points and 10 assists, while Mitchell Rouault sank 17 points.

Fulton will meet the fifth-ranked St. Michael’s University Blue Devils of Victoria in first-round action at the provincials.

“That should be a tough game and we’re looking forward to it,” said Fulton head coach Dale Olson. “The boys are ready, we are playing well, and we should have a good week of practice. The drive to the championship begins now.”

The Mustangs knocked out the PVSS Saints 77-60 Saturday afternoon.

Sa-Hali brushed back the Maroons 66-62, while the Hornets iced Pleasant Valley 79-60 in semifinal play.