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Dragons win three, place sixth at provincials

Simran Bir of the Fleetwood Park Dragons keeps the ball from an Argyle Pipers opponent during play at the B.C. Senior AAA girls provincial tournament in Langley last week. - ROB NEWELL / BLACK PRESS
Simran Bir of the Fleetwood Park Dragons keeps the ball from an Argyle Pipers opponent during play at the B.C. Senior AAA girls provincial tournament in Langley last week.
— image credit: ROB NEWELL / BLACK PRESS

Knocked out of championship contention in their first game, the Fleetwood Park Dragons reeled off three consecutive wins in consolation play to place sixth at the B.C. Senior AAA Girls High School Basketball Tournament at the Langley Events Centre last week.

The Dragons completed their three-game run Saturday afternoon, upending the Steveston-London Sharks 64-53 in overtime. In a game that saw 10 lead changes, and was tied eight times, Fleetwood Park came from four points down in the fourth quarter to force an extra period. They dominated overtime, outscoring the Sharks 14-3.

Shilpa Khanna of the Dragons went six-for-20 from behind the three-point line, finishing the game with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Simran Bir also hit six treats and added another 19 points, while Robeen Jaj scored 10 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds. Reagan Smith led all rebounders with 13.

The tournament began with a 69-45 loss to the Argyle Pipers of North Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon. Fleetwood Park trailed 19-10, 32-18 and 54-30 at the period breaks.

Khanna topped Fleetwood scorers with 15 points. Bir and Cyrille Butac added 11 each. Butac was the top rebounder with seven, and also had four assists.

Consolation play began Thursday morning with a convincing 69-45 victory over the Claremont Spartans of Victoria. Khanna and Bir were the offensive leaders with 14 points each, while Simran Grewal netted 10. Smith was the top rebounder with seven.

Nine Dragons got on the scoreboard Friday morning, lifting the Dragons to a 78-54 triumph over the Prince George Polars. Leading 25-16 after 10 minutes, Fleetwood Park extended the advantage to 18 points by halftime and 27 points going into the fourth quarter.

Khanna was again the top scorer with 23 points, shooting .500 (five-for-10) from the three-point line and also getting credited with a game-high five assists.

Also scoring in double digits were Jaj with 17 points, Bir with 12 and Butac with 11.

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