Field stacked for Thunderbird Classic

Cowichan Secondary’s junior boys basketball team will play host to some of the best squads in the province at the Thunderbird Classic.

Cowichan Secondary School’s junior boys basketball team will play host this weekend to some of the best squads in the province at the Thunderbird Classic.

According to the latest poll, published

Jan. 27, the field of eight teams includes the first-, third-, sixth- and seventh-ranked teams in B.C., as well as the programs that have won the last five Island championships.

The host T-Birds will be joined by top-ranked W.J. Mouat, third-ranked Handsworth, sixth-ranked Claremont, and seventh-ranked St. George’s in the tournament. The field will be rounded out by Claremont, St. Michael’s and Dover Bay.

Games will be played Friday and Saturday at the James Street and Quamichan campuses.

Cowichan will open the tournament against Claremont at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at James Street, while the loser plays Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Quamichan.