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Titans take U13 title

South Langley Titans’ Arjun Samra dribbles past a pair of Balloholics opponents during the championship final of Basketball B.C.’s U13 Metro League playoffs at the Langley Events Centre Sunday morning. The Titans won 47-33. - Dan Ferguson/Langley Times
South Langley Titans’ Arjun Samra dribbles past a pair of Balloholics opponents during the championship final of Basketball B.C.’s U13 Metro League playoffs at the Langley Events Centre Sunday morning. The Titans won 47-33.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson/Langley Times

The South Langley Titans led from start to finish in capturing their league title.

The Titans defeated the Balloholics 47-33 in the championship final of the Basketball B.C.’s U13 Metro League. The game was played on Sunday at the Langley Events Centre.

“The boys took the early lead and built on it throughout the game,” said Titans coach Larry Goldsack.

“This is a developmental league, so it was nice to see players doing all the right things at the right time. Everyone contributed in a positive way.”

As has been the case for much of the season, the offence was led by Arjun Samra. Samra was dominant in the game, scoring 36 of his team's points.

Matthew Kaita and Liam Roberts keyed a strong defensive effort.

The U13 Metro League consists of teams from around the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, with the regular season running from September to February.

“I believed that South Langley was the best team in our division and the boys proved it on Sunday,” Goldsack said.

The Titans had gone 4-3 in the regular season to finish third but in the semifinals on Feb. 16, they upset the second-place North Langley Wildcats 47-35 to advance.

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Tryouts for next year’s Metro team will be held in April.

Many of the players in the program have come through the Friday Night Hoops program run out of Brookswood Secondary for players in Grades 3 to 7.

For more information, contact jpawar@sd35.bc.ca.

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