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Lightning grounded at provincials

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Langley Christian's Jason Wright sinks a free throw during his team's game on Friday against the Unity Christian Flames. Wright earned second team all-star honours as the Lightning placed seventh at the Single A B.C. high school senior boys' basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

For the first time in five years, the Langley Christian Lightning failed to medal at the provincial championships.

The Lightning, seeded third for the 16-team B.C. high school Single A basketball championships held at the Langley Events Centre over the weekend, placed seventh after going 2-2.

The Lightning alternated wins and losses at the four-day tournament, opening with an impressive 95-56 win over the Fort Nelson Huskies, but losing in the quarter-finals, 72-54 to the Immaculata Mustangs.

The team bounced back to down the Unity Christian Flames 65-51 before losing the fifth place game, 78-60 to the St. Ann's Crusaders.

Langley Christian did earn some accolades.

The Lightning were named the tournament's most sportsmanlike team.

Individually, Jason Wright was a second team all-star, while Matt Rook was an honourable mention.

Rook also won the tournament's three-point shooting competition.

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