Rebels finished 13th at girls hoop provincials
The Burnaby South Rebels won their final two games to come in 13th at the B.C. AAA senior girls high school basketball championship at the Langley Events Centre last week.
The Rebels downed the Claremont Spartans of Victoria 60-57 Saturday to even their record at 2-2 in the tourney. Manpreet Nijjar had 19 points while Jasmine Manhas scored 17 and Pavneet Brar 11.
On Friday, Brar pumped in 27 points as South crushed Cranbrook's Mt. Baker Wild 95-25. Mijjar contributed 19 while Desiree Lister had 12.
The disappointing game came Thursday when the W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford edged the Rebels 68-65 in overtime in a see-saw game with five lead changes.
South controlled the first quarter taking an 18-10 lead, but by halftime they trailed 28-27. The Hawks continued the momentum into the third quarter outscoring the Rebels 22-14, but then Burnaby rebounded to outscore them 22-13 in the fourth to force overtime when Mouat got five points to just two for South.
Stephanie Labbe led the Rebels with 19 points while Brar had 16 and Lister 13.
The Rebels will continue consolation round play taking on the Mt. Baker Wild of Cranbrook on Friday.
Burnaby South opened the tournament with a 76-48 loss to the Oak Bay Breakers, ranked fourth in the province, Wednesday morning.
The Rebels ran up against a big roadblock in six-foot-three Grade 10 forward Lauren Yearwood who scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds. Labbe led South with 13 points while Brar had 12 and Manpreet Nijjar 11.