Lions notch first AAA tourney triumph
The Burnaby Mountain Lions finally racked up their first victory at the B.C. AAA senior boys high school basketball championship in the school's 13-year history Thursday.
The Lions reeled off 27 consecutive points to start the second quarter en route to a 83-31 drubbing of the North Peace Oscars from Fort St. John in a consolation round game at the Langley Events Centre.
Atdhe Harjrizi of the Lions almost matched the Oscars output by himself with 30 points. Jaryn Bailey scored 15 while Taymoor Khan notched 14 and Nurzat Ahemaide had 12.
Their final game in the tournament will be Saturday at 3 p.m.
On Wednesday, they suffered their second loss in as many days as the Pitt Meadows Marauders beat Burnaby Mountain 67- 47. Bailey was Mountain's top scorer with 14 points while Harjrizi had 10.
In their opening round game Tuesday, the Lions were defeated 59-50 by the Caledonia Kermodes from Terrace. It was the first time Burnaby Mountain had made it to the tournament since the school opened 13 years ago.
Hajrizi was Mountain's top scorer with 21 points. He also collected 13 rebounds.