MRSS senior girls win Valley opener

The Maple Ridge senior girls basketball team won their opening round game of the AAA girls Fraser Valley playoffs Monday night, defeating Walnut Grove Secondary 55-34.

Kate Head and Jane Grisley led the way with 20 and 19 points, respectively, setting up a showdown with third-seed Riverside secondary on Tuesday.

The winner of that game earns an automatic berth to the provincial tournament in March.

Traditionally one of the strongest zones in the province, the Fraser Valley has been allocated four full berths and two half berths to the provincial tournament.

The top four teams from the Valley will earn  berths, while the fifth and sixth place teams will have to play a challenge game against teams from the Lower Mainland, Okanagan, or Vancouver Island to lock up a spot.

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