And then there were two.
District 43's field of senior boys basketball teams has been whittled down to a pair of potential provincial contenders, after a tough week of Fraser Valley championship action.
No. 10-seeded Gleneagle Talons and No. 11 Terry Fox Ravens are one win away from locking up a spot to the B.C. AAA championships, which runs March 12 to 16 at the Langley Events Centre.
However, neither team's route is assured, after tasting the wrong side of the score during the Fraser Valley march.
On Monday and with a berth to the semifinals on the line, the Ravens were tossed aside 97-64 by No. 3-seed Yale in a game that put them on the consolation side, battling for a fifth-to-eighth-place finish.
Trevor Casey scored 15 points for Fox, while Jomari Reyes chipped in 14.
Gleneagle, meanwhile, emerged from their must-win consolation contest with a 7663 triumph over Delta.
Both their seasons hinge on winning the next game. Each squad must prevail tomorrow (Thursday) to clinch one of the Valley's eight berths to the B.C.s.
Terry Fox faces No. 12 Abbotsford Sr. at 4 p.m., while Gleneagle battles No. 9-rated Enver Creek at 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.
Earlier, the Ravens had toppled Valley North playoff champion Pitt Meadows 81-57, while Gleneagle fell 6557 to Lord Tweedsmuir.
The Heritage Woods Kodiaks, meanwhile, were eliminated on Friday with a 79-72 loss to Tamanawis. Getting bounced earlier were Centennial, in a 77-73 defeat at the hands of Abby, and Pinetree, who fell 80-50 to Enver Creek.