Fulton Maroon Darrien Broomfield takes a shot around Cam Filewich of the Mount Boucherie Bears during the Fulton junior boys basketball tournament at Fulton Saturday.

Maroons brush back Golds 57-39

Fulton stuffs Salmon Arm Golds 57-39 in consolation final of the Maroons Junior Boys Basketball Classic.

Karameet Khata sank nine points as Fulton stuffed the Salmon Arm Golds 57-39 in Saturday’s consolation final of the Maroons Junior Boys Basketball Classic.

Riley Beauchamp supplied eight points and tourney all-star Mitchell Rouault added seven for the Maroons, while Westlee Bischoff nailed 13 for the Golds.

“Our tournament is always the guide post that determines the strength in Okanagan and this year looks like a year of parity,” said Fulton coach Malcolm Reid. “Valleyview was deserving champions, but really any of the top-6 teams could have been the winner.

“I was very impressed by our team’s effort. We proved to have a strong bench and the ability to run. With more hard work we will be able to play with any team in the Okanagan.”

The Vallyview Vikings of Kamloops iced the Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna 52-37 in the championship final.

Layton Demidoff, who rung up 15 points, was named Classic MVP, while teammate Brennan Hegel made the all-star team.

Spencer Homei and Derek Grover of the Bears were both chosen all-stars, while Neal Randhawa of the Golden Golden Eagles was also selected in the eight-team event.

Earlier in winners side play, the Maroons bowed 53-47 to Mt. Boucherie with Homei bringing down 15 points and Grover getting 14.

Victor Gouchee went 9-for-14 from the charity stripe and led Fulton with 14 points. Rouault dialed up a dozen points and Beauchamp collected 11.

Golden finished fourth by clipping the South Kamloops Titans 53-52. The Kelowna Owls placed seventh by beating the Pen-High Lakers 51-31.

In earlier consolation play, South Kam shaded Kelowna 41-40, Valleyview crushed Salmon Arm 40-18 and Golden gonged Pen-High 64-27.

In senior A boys play, the Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby went 1-2 at the Mt. Sentinel Wildcat Invitational in South Slocan.

The T-Wolves struggled defensively in their first game against the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and lost 63-39. Bloom then fell 61-41 to the Sparwood Spartans before stopping the Wildcats 53-43.

“I am happy with this group of boys and their potential,” said T-Wolves’ head coach Nathan Lee. “We struggled offensively this weekend but I am satisfied that with continued hard work we will develop well.”

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