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Mountain Lions top cats at Port Moody tourney

The Burnaby Mountain Lions won the Port Moody senior boys high school basketball Christmas tournament by downing the North Surrey Spartans 78-46 in the final Dec. 29.

The Lions opened the tourney by defeating another Surrey school, the Princess Margaret Lions, 96-43 before moving on to take out the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints of North Vancouver 69-52 in the semifinals.

The previous week, the Burnaby South Rebels defeated Burnaby Mountain 72-49 Dec. 22 in the consolation final of the Rod Thomson Mountain Madness tournament held at both schools.

South started the tournament losing 70-56 to the Delta Pacers before bouncing back by beating Vancouver’s Churchill Bulldogs 90-75 in a consolation round semifinal.

Burnaby Mountain opened the tourney by losing to Abbotsford’s Yale Lions 67-56 before downing the Queen Elizabeth Royals of Surrey 61-41 to set up their showdown with Burnaby South.

The tournament is named after former Rebels assistant coach Rod Thomson.

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