A pair of Earl Marriott Mariner defenders box in a Delview player Friday.

A pair of Earl Marriott Mariner defenders box in a Delview player Friday.

Mariners second at Winter Storm junior hoops tournament

Earl Marriott falls in championship game to St. Thomas More at Southridge-hosted basketball tournament.

The Earl Marriott Mariners were the highest-placing Surrey team at Southridge’s annual Winter Storm junior boys tournament last weekend.

The Mariners placed second, falling to St. Thomas More 86-73 in the championship game Saturday evening. Prior to the final, Earl Marriott snuck by the St. George’s Saints 60-59 in semifinals.

Earlier in the tournament, the Mariners, thanks to a strong second half, beat Delview 67-47 Friday, and in their opener Thursday, crushed Khalsa 64-21.

Queen Elizabeth was the next-best Surrey school, placing fourth, while the hosts from Southridge were eighth.

St. Thomas More’s Cam Morris was named tourney MVP, while Marriott’s James Karnik and Queen Elizabeth’s Roop Sunner was named all-stars.