Langley’s Mountain Eagles soar to gold in Maple Ridge

Strong month for Mountain junior girls basketball team

Two tournaments and two podium finishes, including a gold medal, for the Mountain Eagles.

The junior girls basketball team finished third at a tournment in Pitt Meadows at the start of the month and then topped that with a first-place finish over the weekend in Maple Ridge.

And the gold-medal final wasn’t even close as the Eagles hammered Heritage Park by a lopsided 50-15 score.

Anna Amate scored 20 points to pace Mountain the victory.

In the team’s other games, they edged the host Maple Ridge Ramblers 41-37 in the opening game before defeating Vedder 47-29 in the semifinals. Jennifer Sjothun had 18 points and Setare Maleki had 11 points in that victory.

Sjothun and Shannon Kao each earned all-star awards at the Pitt Meadows tournament.

Mountain is also one of four teams off to a 2-0 start in the Langley district league.

League play resumes from the holiday break on Jan. 9.



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