The surging Seaquam Seahawks will be the No. 5 seed when the B.C. AAAA Girls Basketball Championships tip-off on Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.
The recently-crowned South Fraser champion will open play against No. 12 seed Reynolds Roadrunners of Saanich at 1:45 p.m. on the LEC South Court. A win would set up a potential quarter-final date on Thursday (8:45 p.m.) against No. 4 Yale Lions of Abbotsford.
Under head coach Lucky Toor, the Seahawks are poised to be a major force for the next few years after winning the provincial junior title in 2022 and aging up a number of Grade 9 and 10 players. Seaquam has been a fixture in the top 10 rankings all season and cruised to a 104-65 win over the South Delta Sun Devils in last week’s South Fraser title game.
Senior Nyssa Sunner earned MVP honours while Grade 9s Syra Toor and Camryn Tait were named all-stars.
The Sun Devils are also headed to the LEC for the second straight year as the No. 11 seed and will open play against No. 6 Kelowna Owls at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
South Delta has been led all season by Grade 11 standout Kaija Rutledge who was named a South Fraser all-star.
Meanwhile, the North Delta Huskies will be the team to beat when the South Fraser Boys AAA Championships get underway on Tuesday at Steveston-London Secondary in Richmond.
The Huskies capped a perfect run in Sur-Del League play with an 86-69 win over South Delta in Wednesday’s playoff final.
The Sun Devils are also headed to Steveston-London, as are the Delta Pacers after earning the Sur-Del No. 3 seed with a 61-56 win over Grandview Heights.
The South Fraser Championships will have three provincial berths on the line.