BASKETBALL TEAM The Summerland Secondary School Rockets senior girls basketball team competed in the Provincials on the weekend. From left are Alyssa Robinson, Navi Hughes, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram, Jacqueline Mansiere, Brinay Burdick, Jaina Stockmann, Lexi Corday, Olivia Harrold and Laska Hughes. (Submitted)

Summerland places 13th in basketball provincials

Girls team competed against top schools in B.C. on the weekend

The Summerland Secondary School senior girls Rockets basketball team placed 13th at the AA girls provincials basketball championships on the weekend.

In their first game, the Rockets lost to St. Thomas Aquinas from North Vancouver in a 74-25 decision.

Brinay Burdick of the Rockets contributed 12 points and Navi Hughes added five points.

In the next game, the Rockets faced the Viqueens from Nechako Valley.

The Rockets strugged all game to find a rhythm and were down by 19 points with just over six minutes left to play.

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A furious comeback brought the team to within eight points with three to play, but consecutive layup misses that would have cut the lead to six, dashed any hopes of an epic comeback.

Burdick and Lexi Corday each recorded a double-double with 23 and 12 points respectively while each collected 10 rebounds. Jaina Stockman added six points and six rebounds in the 56-47 defeat.

In the third game, the Rockets easily handled Caledonia in an 84-22 game.

All 11 girls contributed points in the game. Corday was the player of the game with 17 points, all in the first half, while Laska Hughes, Aly Robinson, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram and Burdick all connected from long range.

In the 13th place game, the Rockets faced Holy Cross.

Summerland had a quick lead, but foul trouble started to mount and the game was close throughout.

The Rockets led by six points entering the fourht quarter, but Holy Cross tied the game at 54 with less than three minutes to play.

Summerland ended the game on a 7-1 run to win 61-55.

Burdick led Summerland in scoring for the fourht consecutive game with 21 points, while Ingram, a Grade 10 player, scored 13 points.

Jacqueline Mansiere, a Grade 12 player, was instrumental in the closing minutes blocking several shots and grabbing key defensive rebounds.

Other Grade 12 players included captain Aly Robinson, assistant captain Olivia Harrold, Karrah Roelfsema and Navi Hughes.

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