Samuel Robertson Technical won several recent basketball games.
It has been a busy 2013 for the basketball program at Samuel Robertson Technical.
SRT’s junior girls basketball team continued its winning streak last Tuesday against cross-town competitors Pitt Meadows. The Titans were victorious with a score of 43-19 in front of their home crowd. The ladies held their ground with tough team defence.
The Titans now sit 3-0 in league play with their toughest matchup coming next week against the Maple Ridge Secondary Ramblers. The Titans battle Ridge on Thursday at SRT.
In league action the Titans hit the scoresheet with a convincing 110-35 win over the Rebels from Garibaldi last week and when the Titans met the Thunder from Thomas Haney, a strong first half set the tone for another SRT victory on Thursday.
In tournament play this weekend, the Titans met up with the AAA Wildcats from Westview. The local teams don’t play each other in league play, so it was winner takes all for bragging rights. A close game in the first half ended up in a 10-point Titan victory.
The Grade 9 boys at SRT won a nail-biter on Thursday night against local rivals Pitt Meadows.
In a game that saw them down 10 points to local rivals Pitt Meadows early in the first quarter, the Titans dug in and their defensive intensity helped them build a four-point lead by half time.
Playing with just eight players for most of the game, the second half was a real test of their fitness and mental toughness.
After leading by three at the end of the third quarter the Titans were able to hang on for a one point victory. Keanu Homeniuk led the offence with 15 points, while Keilen Rooker dominated the boards while chipping in 13 points on his own.
Point guard Brayden Lamont chipped in seven points while playing big minutes and doing the bulk of the ball handling.
The defense in the second half got a boost of energy with the addition of Thomas Russell and Jason Kim. Kim also hit some key free throws down the stretch to ensure a Titan victory.
Special recognition goes to Santiago Torres the Titans’ shut down defender who played the whole game against the very skilled Marauder stars.
This was the Titans second league victory since returning from winter break. They are back in action this week versus W.J Mouat from Abbotsford and the Westview Wildcats.