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Ramblers girls in sixth place as Pitt hosts Grade 8 hoops provincials
None of the three local entries managed a medal as Pitt Meadows hosted the Grade 8 boys and girls basketball championships over the weekend.
The top entry was the Maple Ridge Ramblers girls, who placed a respectable sixth in the 16-team tournament.
Ridge guard Taylor de Adder won two player of the game awards, and was named to the tournament’s second all-star team, while teammate Page Bell was named to the third team (top 15 players).
The Ramblers opened with a 28-27 win over Argyle on Thursday.
However, their drive for a provincial championship was derailed later that night in a 28-21 loss to York House – a team that would go on to lose in the bronze-medal final.
Bell had 10 points and 11 rebounds in that game.
The Ramblers bounced back to beat Lord Byng on Friday, 30-27.
De Adder had 10 points and six steals in that game, while Bell had 11 rebounds and six steals.
That win put the Ramblers in the game for fifth and sixth place, but where they lost to Abbotsford’s MEI Eagles 32-17.
The host Pitt Meadows Marauders girls lost 53-16 to York House in their tournament opener, then fell 58-10 later Thursday night.
Friday morning, Westsyde downed Pitt 53-13.
The Marauders athen lost to Vernon on Saturday morning, 37-20.
Abbotsford’s W.A. Fraser, led by tournament MVP Sapna Deo, defeated Sullivan Heights in the Grade 8 girls championship game. Lord Tweedsmuir finished third.
The tournament was won by powerhouse Burnaby South, which blew out Argyle in the final, 60-32. Walnut Grove took third.
The host Pitt Meadows boys lost their opener 44-25 to St. George’s, followed by losses to Clarence Fulton, 49-42, and Dover Bay, 50-40.
The Marauders ended with a win on Saturday, 49-39 over over South Okanagan.
Christian Marquez won a player of the game award, and the Marauders were chose as the most sportsmanlike team.