Oak Bay Bays set to host Gary Taylor hoops tournament

The Oak Bay Bays open Gary Taylor Invitational against the Lambrick Park Lions Thursday (Dec. 20) at 2 p.m.

The Oak Bay Bays open the 2012 Gary Taylor Invitational boys basketball tournament against the Lambrick Park Lions Thursday (Dec. 20) at 2 p.m.

It’s going to be three days of elite high school basketball with AAA No. 10 ranked Vancouver College, AA No. 1-ranked St. Michaels Blue Jaguars, and two of Saskatchewan’s top teams, Aden

Bowman and Campbell Collegiate, as well as Belmont and Cowichan.

This year’s Bays squad has big hopes, with Team B.C. players Liam Horne and Matt Hampton leading the way in their senior year. The duo is surrounded by a strong and athletic squad, Bays coach Chris Franklin said.

Running the table undefeated this weekend will be a huge test for the Bays.

“The Saskatchewan teams are bringing some of the top players in their province and are highly ranked,” Franklin said.

If the Bays can get past Lambrick, ranked No. 7 among AA schools in B.C., they’ll face the winner of Van College and Belmont. St. Mikes will also face a big test as they draw Aden Bowman at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The Gary Taylor is one of the few chances for the AA Blue Jags and AAA Bays to meet, though it’ll have to be in the final.

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