John Garvie of the VSS Panthers drives to the hoop against the L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson Friday in senior boys basketball tournament action Friday at the Panther Pit.

PVSS Saints for Vernon Panthers in final

Vernon Panthers reach final of home senior boys basketball tournament.

The VSS Panthers reached the finals of their home senior boys basketball tournament Saturday night.

The Cats stopped the Summerland Rockets 75-63 Friday night after dispatching the L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson 64-48 earlier in the six-team affair.

Junior call-up Leon Schenker jumpstarted VSS with 16 points against the Rockets. John Garvie sank 13 points, while Ben Hladik and Ty Thomas each drained a dozen. Hladik went 8-for-10 from the charity stripe.

Abhi Lekhi flushed 29 points for Summerland, while Landon Brickenden pocketed 19.

Garvie rang up 15 points as the Panthers bounced the Bombers. Josh Matosevic earned 11 points for L.V. Rogers.

In other action, the Pleasant Valley Saints of Armstrong made the finals after brushing the Okanagan Mission Huskies of Kelowna 62-58 and grounding the Kelowna Owls 64-53.

Meanwhile, the Fulton Maroons were 1-1 heading into Saturday play at a tournament hosted by the Princess Margaret Mustangs in Penticton.

Tye Kitzman supplied 15 points and nine rebounds as the Maroons iced Kelowna Christian Knights 63-39.

Cory Ang recorded 13 points and six boards, while Karanmeet Khatra produced 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The Maroons shot just 18 per cent in a 50-46 loss to the Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops.

Kitzman dialed up 13 points and seven boards, while Ang collected 10 points and Khatra had nine.


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