There is no room for error at the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship.
The Pitt Meadows Marauders found that out Tuesday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre.
A 67-64 overtime loss to the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs in the tournament opener for both teams pushes Pitt Meadows Secondary's squad out of medal contention.
The teams were tied 29-29 at halftime and 6161 after four quarters of action.
The game had plenty of dramatics in the late going. With 3.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Marauders' Alejandro Canjura hit a desperation three-point shot from just past halfcourt to tie the score at 61 and sent the game into overtime.
The Bulldogs outscored the Marauders 6-3 during the overtime session.
Six-foot-eight centre Jordan Rich was a force for the Marauders. His 32 points accounted for half his team's offensive output. Guard Sebastien Marshall added 13 points in the losing effort.
The Marauders were back in action Wednesday afternoon against the North Burnaby Lions. The game at the event centre was played as The TIMES went to press.