Hornets advance to B.C. tourney

Senior boys use third place finish to secure berth in provincials in Langley.

In single A senior boys basketball action, the Maple Ridge Christian Hornets finished third at the Fraser Valley tournament, and will now advance to the provincial championships, to be held on March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Hornets are  ranked fifth in the province.

The Hornets lost to Unity Christian 60-48 in their tournament opener on Wednesday, but got a measure of revenge on the Chilliwack school in an 80-78 victory over the same team in the game for third place on Saturday.

They also beat B.C. Christian Academy of Port Coquitlam 78-62 on Thursday, and Southpointe Academy of Delta 78-48 on Friday.