Both Merritt Secondary School and NVIT were the sites of plenty of on-court action over the weekend, with Merritt playing host to the annual Eagle’s Perch Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Sixteen teams from across the Interior competed for the Eagle’s Perch, with the tournament consisting of both boys and girls junior squads.

In the girls division, Vernon Christian took the crown over Salmon Arm, while Brock from Kamloops completed the podium.

The Panthers finished in fourth.

In the boys division, St. Ann’s out of Kamloops walked away the winners, while the hometown Merritt team finished with a silver medal.

Grand Forks earned third place.

It is the second year of the tournament, which this year kicked off with a traditional song and dance from some of the local elders.

It is the first iteration, however, to include both a junior and senior tournament.

The grade eight event will be taking place at the end of January.