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Mt Sentinel off to provincials despite dropping final to Falcons

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 24th, 2014

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats ran out of gas in the quest to capture the Kootenay High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Nakusp.

The Cats lost 68-62 to the Fernie Falcons in the tournament final.

Mount Sentinel trailed for much of the contest, cutting the Falcons lead to two points in the final 30 seconds of the game.

However, the Cats were unable to overcome the Fernie lead falling to the East Kootenay squad by six points.

The Wildcats were led offensively in the tournament by Oliver Cougar and Johnny Johnson. 

Despite losing in the final the Wildcats still advance to the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships as the second seed from the Kootenays.

The Falcons enter the 16-team tournament as the top Kootenay seed.

The Wildcats open against two-ranked BC Christian Academy Panthers of Port Coquitlam while Fernie meets Unity Christian of Chilliwack in round one games at the BC Championships.

Sparwood Spartans defeated Grand Forks Wolves in the Kootenay tounament bronze medal game.

Host Nakusp Cougars got past Salmo Falcons and Elkford Celtics in consolation action to finish in fifth spot in the seven-team tournament.

The B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball tournament is scheduled for March 6-8 at the Events Centre in Langley.

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