Rebels, Lions lineup at provincials set
The Burnaby Mountain Lions will face the Caledonia Kermodes from Terrace in the opening play-in round at the B.C. AAA senior boys high school basketball championship in Langley next week.
The Lions will clash with the Kermodes on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. The winner will face Abbotsford's Yale Lions on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Burnaby Mountain came in fourth at the Lower Mainland qualifying tournament following at 90-61 loss to the St. George's Saints, a Vancouver west side independent school, at Kitsilano secondary Friday. However, they had gained their berth in the provincials on Thursday when they downed the Burnett Strikers from Richmond 67-62.
The Kitsilano Blue Demons defeated the Burnaby South Rebels 68-58 in the zone final Friday. South advanced to the showdown by downing the Lions 64-58 last Wednesday. Their second-place finish meant they won't have to play until next Wednesday when they take on the Sardis Falcons from Chilliwack at 8:30 a.m.
Burnaby South's Taylor Smith was named to the tournament's first all-star team at Kitsilano. Dejan Posavljack of the Rebels was named the tournament's most outstanding defensive player and also made the second all-star team along with teammate Martin Bogajev and Jaryn Bailey of Burnaby Mountain.
The provincial championship will be held at the Langley Event Centre, 7888 200 St.