Rebels hoopsters shoot for ninth

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The Burnaby South Rebels will play for ninth place at the B.C. AAA senior girls basketball championships.

The Rebels scored a comeback victory to edge the Salmon Arm Jewels 56-54 at the Langley Events Centre on Friday.

They will meet the Penticton Lakers Saturday at 10 a.m. with the winner taking ninth place and the losing team 10th.

South started the tournament with an 84-69 loss to the Mennonite Educational Institute Eagles from Abbotsford on Wednesday. Desiree Lister led the way for the Rebels scoring 19 points while Anamaria Lukic had 17 and Jasmine Manhas 14.

On Thursday, Manhas piled up the points against the Prince George Polars scoring 26 as South cruised to a 73-51 victory in their first consolation round game. Annie Morrison chipped in with 17 while Lister notched 13 while also grabbing 16 rebounds. Lukic had 12 boards.

In the AA tournament, also in Langley, the St. Thomas More Knights advanced to a semifinal encounter Friday evening with North Vancouver's Windsor Dukes by downing the Vernon Panthers 65-57 Thursday.

Megan Ho topped the Burnaby private school's scoresheet with 23 points while Leilani Carney scored 21.

The began the tournament by downing the Lambrick Park Lions from Victoria 73-54 behind a pair of 17-point performances from Zion Corrales-Nelson and Carney. Domunique Booker added 13 points had led the team in rebounds with nine.

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