Breakers dominate Islands

Oak Bay senior girls basketball team takes on the provincial competition March 1 to 4 in Langley

Oak Bay Breakers player Fiona Headen drives past Dover Bay Dolphins opponent Taylor Matsuo during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAA basketball final at Nanaimo’s Dover Bay Secondary School gym.

Oak Bay Breakers player Fiona Headen drives past Dover Bay Dolphins opponent Taylor Matsuo during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAA basketball final at Nanaimo’s Dover Bay Secondary School gym.

The top-ranked Oak Bay Breakers are Island champions.

They handily defeated host Dover Bay 80-34 during the senior girls’ AAA basketball Island Championships last weekend in Nanaimo.

Oak Bay defeated Dover Bay 80-34.

Provincial competition runs March 1 to 4 at Langley Events Centre.

Belmont secondary hosts the AAAA boys Island tournament that started yesterday (Feb. 23).

City league champion Oak Bay has a first-round bye and plays tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. Their opponent will be the winner between Cowichan and the winner of a Feb. 22 challenge game between Spectrum and Claremont. The championship final is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday.

Two teams advance to provincials, March 8 to 11 in Langley. The champion gains an automatic berth, while the runner-up can be challenged by the third-place team if the two teams haven’t played in the tournament.