Pacers among winners on Super Saturday

Grade 8 girls team defeat South Delta to capture city championship

The Delta Pacers Grade 8 girls team were among the big winners of Delta Basketball League’s “Super Saturday” at Sands Secondary School.

An action-packed day featured championship games in five divisions including Grade 8, Grade 9 and Junior. The week-long playoffs also determined seeding for the Fraser Valley Championships which have been re-scheduled to start on Wednesday.

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After a pair of losses to their cross-town rivals in regular season play, the Pacers put it all together for a 35-19 win over the South Delta Sun Devils. The Ladner school did much of its damage in the first half, opening up a 22-13 lead. Delta then leaned on its defence over the final 16 minutes to limit South Delta to just six points.

The result earns the Pacers the No. 7 seed for the Valley Championships and an opening round game with No. 26 North Surrey. The Sun Devils are the No. 9 seed and get to host No. 24 Samuel Robertson on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Third-place finisher Seaquam is seeded 19th.

The Sun Devils still had an opportunity to earn a Delta banner in the junior girls final but fell 57-47 to the Seaquam Seahawks.

The Seahawks capped a perfect run in city play thanks to a strong second half that allowed them to pull away after being up 29-28 at the break.

Seaquam has earned the No. 8 seed for the Valley playoffs and will take on No. 25 Lord Tweedsmuir. The 13th seeded Sun Devils will face No. 20 Abbotsford. Burnsview (No. 31) and Delta (No. 32) are also headed to the Valleys.

Other Super Saturday winners included Seaquam outlasting Burnsview for the Junior Boys title while North Delta Huskies are the Grade 9 Boys champions after a 66-59 win in overtime against Seaquam. The Huskies also captured the Grade 8 Boys title with a 63-51 win over Burnsview.

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