Merritt Secondary School was the site of the third Eagle’s Nest Invitational basketball tournament of 2020, this time with both grade eight girls and boys taking to the hardwood.

Along with the gymnasium at NVIT, a total of sixteen teams gathered between the two facilities to duke it out.

The girls side saw the Merritt Panthers land in fifth place, while the Seaton Sonics were the big winners over Brock in the final.

In the boys tournament, the Sa-Hali Sabres out of Kamloops topped the podium for the second straight year over Seaton, while the Panthers finished in the seventh position.

Both the Junior and Senior squads took to the court earlier in January for their variations of the annual tournament.