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Maple Ridge girls have strong showing at Langley basketball tourney

Ramblers make it to championship game in their bracket
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(Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

The Maple Ridge Ramblers took second at the 2022 Girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational – a 32-team tournament held at the Langley Events Centre last week.

The Ramblers played in the final game of their eight-team bracket, squared off against the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers of Surrey on Friday night, and lost 69-43.

Kayleigh Mark scored 24 points to lead Maple Ridge in the game. She was named the player of the match.

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Ridge started the tournament on Wednesday with a 44-41 over Credo Christian of Langley, then they beat Surrey’s Salish Secondary 55-35. In a Showcase Saturday game, they lost 42-29 to Clayton Heights of Surrey.

Pitt Meadows was in a different draw, and opened the tournament with a 69-61 win over Clayton Heights. They suffered a 94-32 loss to South Kamloops in their next game, and lost 76-51 to College Heights of Prince George. In a showcase Saturday game, they beat St. John Brebeuf of Abbotsford 47-40.

The Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam won a 16-team bracket, and the South Kamloops Titans took an eight-team bracket.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

I have been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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