High school basketballers will play their last game in their school colours this Saturday in the best-of-B.C. all-star game hosted by the University of B.C.
Two players -- Isaiah Solomon of Vancouver College and York House Tigers Cherub Lum -- will play on the court where they will compete next season as T-Birds.
On the girls side, the city is represented by six players from the same two schools. Jennifer Carpio and Rebecca Fernandez of Britannia join Alisha Roberts of York House on one squad while Britannia’s Karen Li will suit up with York House’s Laura Baker and Lum, who will watch from the bench because of an injury.
The two teams are drawn from the province’s best Grade 12s, meaning the game won’t include Britannia’s Jilliane Vina or AAA provincial tournament MVP Emma Wolfram of Kamloops because both are Grade 11 students.
On the boys side, Cole Penman of Vancouver College, Andrew Mavety of Point Grey and Cameron Smythe of Charles Tupper compete against a team led by coach Steve Hanson of the AAA provincial champion Terry Fox Ravens who counts Solomon and St. George’s Milan Mitrovic on his line-up.
The girls game tips off April 21 at 1:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 3 p.m.