Their entry is guaranteed. Now the Terry Fox Ravens want to ensure they've got the best view possible.
The senior boys basketball team locked up a berth to the B.C. AAA Boys provincial championships, March 13 to 17 in Langley, on the strength of Monday's 75-57 triumph over W.J. Mouat.
That victory also spirited Fox into the Fraser Valley semifinals, which goes Friday, 7: 45 p.m. against Walnut Grove in Langley.
"We built a lead early and [Mouat] kept it close. But we led the whole time," remarked Ravens co-coach Brad Petersen. "It was one of the tightest 18-point leads we've ever had."
The Port Coquitlam team led 43-31 at the half and increased that margin as the game progressed. Trevor Casey led all Fox shooters with 23 points.
It followed a 70-50 decision over Abbotsford Collegiate where the Ravens maintained a healthy lead despite a fiesty opponent.
"We didn't have our best game [against Abby] but what impressed me was how we stepped up and closed it out."
Terry Fox has played Walnut Grove two times this year, including a thrilling overtime loss at the Legal Beagle last month.
Those two losses are now both fodder and experience in their goal of making the Fraser Valley final.
"They are a team we know very well, and they know us well," noted Petersen. "It should be a very good game."
The other District 43 squads didn't fare as well on Monday.
The Port Moody Blues fell 66-53 to South Delta, while Heritage Woods was edged 66-54 by Enver Creek to be eliminated from B.C. contention.