Walnut Grove Gators' Tyler Anderson was named a second team all-star at the B.C. 4A senior boys basketball championships. The Gators finished ninth.

Walnut Grove Gators' Tyler Anderson was named a second team all-star at the B.C. 4A senior boys basketball championships. The Gators finished ninth.

Gators rally for ninth

Walnut Grove shakes off opening round loss to win three straight at B.C. 4A senior boys provincial basketball championships

  • Mar. 16, 2015 11:00 a.m.

After an opening round loss, the Walnut Grove Gators offence got into a groove, scoring 90-plus points in three straight victories.

The Gators, seeded 11th for the 16-team B.C. 4A provincial senior boys high school basketball championships, placed ninth overall.

The tournament was held March 11 to 14 at the Langley Events Centre.

Walnut Grove lost their opening round game, 83-76 to the No. 6 Burnaby South Rebels.

But after that, it was all victories to get the highest possible ranking they could among teams that lost in the round of 16.

Walnut Grove beat the Prince George Polars 97-54, downed the Cowichan Thunderbirds 91-79 and closed things out with a 90-68 win over the Heritage Woods Kodiaks.

That game was a rematch of the fifth/sixth place game at the Fraser Valley championships last month, which was also won by Walnut Grove.

Tyler Anderson had a strong final showing over the four games, earning provincial second team all-star honours for the Gators.