Lightning grounded at provincials

Langley Christian seventh at B.C. championships

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.

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.

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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