Stars second at Grade 8 Invitational

The Sullivan Heights Stars team placed second at the Grade 8 girls basketball Invitational Provincial Championships in Pitt Meadows March 6-8.

The Stars fell 42-39 to William A. Fraser Middle School in the championship game Saturday night. Emma Kramer of the Stars was named to the tournament's first all-star team and earned two Player of the Game awards, with Shelvin Grewal receiving a second-team all-star selection and one Player of the Game honour.

Sullivan Heights had three wins in as many starts to get to the championship game, defeating the Glenbrook Griffins 50-38, the M.E.I. Eagles 43-28 and the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 44-24.

Lord Tweedsmuir placed third. They won their first two games, over Gordon Head Middle School 45-30 and the Carson Graham Eagles 34-32. After the loss to Sullivan Heights, the Panthers topped the York House Tigers 42-23 in the third-place game.

Madison Johnson of the Panthers was a first-team all-star and teammate Sedona Arabsky was a second-team choice. Johnson, Arabsky and Alina Watke won Player of the Game awards.

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