Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior boys basketball team at Cannon Beach in Oregon. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior boys basketball team at Cannon Beach in Oregon. (Contributed photo)

Totems, Mariners hoops teams tip off in U.S.

Semiahmoo senior boys return from Washington/Oregon trip; EMS girls on Hawaii tour

The high-school basketball season has only just begun, but a pair of South Surrey teams have leapt into the action with two feet – already travelling stateside to get a taste of some top competition.

Last week, Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior boys squad travelled south to Washington and Oregon, first stopping in Bellingham to play Squalicum High School – a game that the Totems narrowly lost, 68-64. From there, the squad headed further down the coast to Oregon, where they defeated Astoria High School 71-60.

Next on the agenda was a game in Portland against Mountain View High School – which the Oregonians won by three – while a second game in the Portland area was cancelled.

Off the court, the team was busy, too – visiting Cannon Beach, the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Voodoo Donuts and taking in a Portland Trailblazers NBA game.

Meanwhile, Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior girls teams has moved to warmer climes this week, and is currently on a hoops tour of Hawaii.

The Mariners touched down in The Ahola State Dec. 7 and Tuesday was in Oahu to tip off against a local high-school squad.