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Abbotsford’s Yale Lions place fourth at 4A basketball provincials

MEI Eagles finish fifth in 3A, Abbotsford Traditional Titans place 13th in 2A
The Yale Lions finished fourth in the province in the 4A provincial tournament.

The Yale Lions senior girls basketball team had a solid run at the 4A provincial championships and ultimately finished fourth in the province at the event, which wrapped up on Saturday (March 2) in Langley.

After opening the tournament with big wins on Wednesday (Feb. 28) and Thursday (Feb. 29), the Lions fell to the eventual 4A champion Seaquam Seahawks 81-40 in the semifinal on Friday (March 1).

The Lions then narrowly lost 71-69 to the Okanagan-Mission Huskies in the third place game on Saturday (March 2). Yale was up 40-30 at halftime on Saturday, but then had trouble making shots in the second half.

Yale’s Maeva Carnahan scored 22 points to lead the Lions, while Ella Bohn added 18. Carnahan was named a second team tournament all-star, while Yale’s Ava Heppner earned the Quinn Keast Foundation scholarship at the event.

It ends a successful season for the Lions, who also earned the Eastern Valley Athletic Association 4A banner. The Lions entered the provincial tournament seeded seventh and scored an upset win over the second-seeded Argyle Pipers on Thursday.

The MEI Eagles also had a strong showing in the 3A tournament, finishing fifth in the province.

MEI closed the event with an 80-40 win over the W.L. Seaton Sonics in the fifth place game on Saturday. The Eagles got 18 points from Lola Reimer and 14 from both Ella Tatlock and Tanayah Bos.

MEI led 40-13 at halftime to cruise to the win. Reimer was named to the tournament’s second team all-star squad.

The Eagles entered the tournament seeded fourth, but lost to the fifth-ranked Reynolds Secondary team in the quarter-final round on Thursday. They followed that up with a win on Friday against College Heights.

Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats captured the 3A crown.

The 2A tournament saw the Abbotsford Traditional Titans upset the Abbotsford Christian Knights in the 13th place game on Saturday.

The Titans outscored the Knights 38-23 in the second half to earn the win. Janeesh Sran scored 32 points to lead the Titans to the win, while Taneesh Sran added 27. Lauren Van Dyk recorded 21 points for the Knights. Van Dyk was also awarded the Surjeet Kaur Braich Memorial scholarship.

ACS entered the tournament seeded ninth, while ATSS was ranked 15th. The Langley Christian Lightning took home the 2A crown.

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