Mission basketball teams tip off

Mission basketball teams tip off

Roadrunners senior boys and girls squads compete at tourneys.

Ben Lypka

Abbotsford News

The Mission Secondary Roadrunners senior boys basketball team finished the 2016 calendar on a high note in Abbotsford on Saturday.

Competing at the Rick Hansen Secondary tournament, the Roadrunners defeated Richmond’s McMath Secondary 68-58 on Saturday.

The win followed a 65-52 loss to White Rock’s BC Christian Academy on Dec. 16, and a 85-43 loss to Abbotsford MEI Eagles on the event’s opening day on Dec. 15.

Mission also competed at the Chilliwack Storm Classic tournament from Dec. 1 to 3, defeating Chilliwack Secondary 51-44 on Dec. 1 and falling to Abbotsford Secondary 68-54 on Dec. 2.

The team also opened its AAAA regular season on Dec. 6, with a 84-46 road loss to Sardis.

The Roadrunners will compete in the AAAA’s Fraser Valley East division, and will be battling Sardis, Chilliwack and Abbotsford’s Yale Lions for playoff positioning.

The team next hosts Yale on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m., and then travels to Yale Secondary on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Roadrunners senior girls team opened up the season with a 61-37 win over Langley’s R.E. Mountain on Dec. 7.

The girls, who compete in the AAA’s Fraser Valley Tier 2 East division, are fighting against Surrey’s Clayton Heights, Chilliwack, Langley and R.E. Mountain for the playoffs.

They next host Clayton Heights on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. They also welcome Chilliwack on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m., and then Langley on Jan. 24 at 5 p.m.