Tri-City teams fall at Tsumura b-ball tourney

It was a triple play of losses for Tri-Cities teams at the Tsumura Invitational senior girls high school basketball tournament at the Langley Events Centre on Thursday.

The Terry Fox Ravens, ranked second amongst AAAA teams in the province, were upset the top-ranked AA team, Langley Christian Lightning, 73-31. 

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The Lightning broke the game open when it outscored Terry Fox 16-2 in the second quarter.

Emily Sussex scored nine points for the Ravens.

Fourth-ranked Heritage Woods Kodiaks also lost, 76-66, to No. 4 Walnut Grove Gators.

The Gators broke open a close game in the third quarter, expanding their lead from three to 12 points, then never looked back.

Jenna Griffin scored 29 points for Heritage Woods.

The Riverside Rapids completed the trifecta, when they were downed by the Britannia Bruins. 86-81.

Britannia had led by as many as 18 points in the first half before Riverside was able to battle back to tie the game at 72. But the Bruins went on to score 14 of the game’s final 23 points.

Centennial comes back to beat Talons

The Centennial Centaurs defeated Gleneagle Talons, 56-50, in senior girls basketball league play Thursday.

Molle Jones scored 27 points to lead the Centaurs to their second win of the season, against one loss. Natasha Spees registered a double double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Centennial had trailed by nine points in the third quarter but then managed to hold the Talons to just 11 points the rest of the game as they forged their comeback.

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