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Kodiaks, Lightning place ninth, 11th, respectively at provincial championships

Both the Credo Christian Kodiaks and Langley Christian Lightning improved on their pre-tournament rankings.

Both local senior girls basketball teams were in Lumby for the Single-A provincial championships, which were held at Charles Bloom Secondary from March 5 to 8.

The Kodiaks entered the tournament ranked 10th and finished ninth.

They lost their opener 45-29 to Bulkley Valley Christian, but rebounded to win three straight — 72-28 over Pender Harbour, 61-53 against Selkirk and 53-51 over Fernie.

Langley Christian was 12th entering provincials, and wound up 11th after a 2-2 showing.

They lost their opener 69-52 to Similkameen and then beat Fort St. James 68-33. The Lightning fell short against Fernie 44-40 but rebounded to beat Selkirk 55-35.

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