Everyone’s eyes were transfixed on Jadon Cohee.
The grade-10 hoop prodigy for the Walnut Grove Gators was absolutely torching the Vancouver College Fighting Irish, his young legs spurring him on to finish the game as the only Gator not to get a breather.
A humble 1-for-4 outing in the first quarter, then an eight-point explosion in second, Cohee began to turn heads as he continuously slithered his lanky frame around the tough Fighting Irish defence.
But the young 6-3 guard got quiet in the second half while his veteran back court counterpart Ethan McKean; who had quietly been having his biggest game of the tourney, emerged in the fourth and completely took over.
It was a McKean three, followed by a steal, and finally another three for the senior guard that put the Gators up 61-58 and effectively closed the doors on Vancouver College’s chance for redemption at the B.C. Triple-A boys championship.
“I just love it, I love the big game moments,” said McKean after his Gators had just beat the Fighting Irish 61-60 in the provincial semifinals on Friday, Mar. 15 at the Langley Events Centre (LEC).
“That’s what I dream about.”
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