Maroons march to B.C. quarterfinals

The Fulton Maroons made it to the Thursday night quarterfinals in the 16-team B.C. Senior AA Boys High School Championships in Kelowna.

The Fulton Maroons made it to the Thursday night quarterfinals in the 16-team B.C. Senior AA Boys High School Championships in Kelowna.

Coached by Jeff Huggins, the Maroons were slated to battle the Langley Christian Lightning at UBC Okanagan Gym after placing third in Pool B.

The Maroons swept the Abbotsford Christian Knights 2-0 (26-24, 25-21), lost 2-0 (25-20, 25-23) to the George Elliot Coyotes of Lake Country and bowed 2-1 (25-23, 20-25, 15-13) to the Highland Raiders of Comox.

The semifinals go Friday night at 6:30 with the championship match set for Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Vernon Christian Royals placed second in their pool and then faced Richmond Christian in first-round playoff action Thursday afternoon at Kelowna Christian School.

The Centennial Christian Seahawks of Terrace stopped Vernon 2-1 (25-20, 22-25, 15-11), while the Royals edged the Sparwood Spartans 2-1 (25-12, 21-25, 15-8) and swept the Duncan Christian Crusaders 25-19, 25-20. There are a dozen teams competing with the final scheduled for Saturday, 11:45 a.m., at UBC O.

At the B.C. senior AAA girls tournament in Parksville, Fulton was 2-0 going into Thursday afternoon pool play against the Seaquam Seahawks of Delta.

Sharon Shaigec’s gang outlasted the Mark Isfeld Ice of Courtenay 2-1 (25-22, 16-25, 15-12) and toppled the Templeton Titans of Vancouver 2-0 (25-8, 25-10).