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Lions take BNW banner

The Burnaby Mountain Lions claimed the Burnaby/New Westminster senior boys high school basketball banner by downing the Byrne Creek Bulldogs 85-72 at Byrne Creek on Friday.

In the third-place game, the Burnaby South Rebels defeated the New Westminster Hyacks 89-76 to advance to the Lower Mainland tournament along with the Lions and Bulldogs, who had finished first in the BNW league regular season.

In the opening round, Byrne Creek will take on the Killarney Cougars while South will face another southeast Vancouver school, the David Thompson Trojans with the winner advancing to play Burnaby Mountain on Thursday.

Five teams from the 12-team tourney will advance to the provincial championships in Langley March 12-16.

• In senior girls play, Burnaby Mountain will have a tough road to take to reach their provincial championship.

Killarney downed the Lions 64-59 in the opening round of the Lower Mainland AAA qualifying tournament known as the Crehan Cup on Saturday.

The loss relegated the Lions to the consolation side on Tuesday to face the loser of a Monday matchup between the Steveston-Richmond Sharks and the Kitsilano Blue Demons. A defeat would eliminate Mountain from obtaining a berth in the provincial championship in Langley March 6-9.

The Burnaby/New Westminster zone’s top team, the Burnaby South Rebels were to face the Eric Hamber Griffins from Vancouver in their opening round game on Monday.

Last Friday at Byrne Creek secondary, the Carson Graham Eagles of North Van downed the Byrne Creek Bulldogs 63-59 in a wild card entry game into the Lower Mainland tourney.

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