The D.P. Todd Trojans senior girls basketball team placed third at a tournament in Kamloops on the weekend.
In the bronze-medal game, the Trojans defeated Rutland of Kelowna 62-52 with Fiona Raymond leading the way with 19 points. Rosie Hamilton had 17 points and was named player of the game while Tenley Pearce chipped in for 16.
The Trojans opened the weekend with a 83-40 triumph over the hosts from Valleyview. Pearce led the way for D.P. Todd with 30 points and Raymond added 23. D.P. Todd was relegated to the third-place game after a 72-62 loss to North Kamloops where Peace once again put up 30 points and Raymond had 20.
In the gold-medal game, the North Nechako secondary Vikings from Vanderhoof beat North Kamloops 51-33.
Polars suffer first defeat
It was a tough test for the senior girls basketball team from Prince George secondary as they competed against a strong field at the Kelowna Secondary senior girls basketball tournament on the weekend.
The Polars suffered their first two losses of the season before rebounding to end the tournament with a win.
In their first game, the Polars fell 71-45 to Kelowna secondary, the sixth-ranked triple-A team in the province. Mavia Nijjer had 21 points in the loss. The Polars were more competitive in their next game but couldn't beat Vernon secondary (ninth ranked in double-A), losing 56-48. Nijjer had 15 points while Kelsey Videgain put up eight for PGSS.
The Polars wrapped up the weekend with a 67-45 win over Mount Boucherie, where Emily Aase led the way with 17 points and Videgain had 15.
Next up for the Polars in the senior girls City League semifinal Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. when they host the Trojans. The other semifinal features the Cedars Christian Eagles travelling to Duchess Park to play the Condors.
The Polars and College Heights Cougars are co-hosting a 12-team senior girls tournament Feb. 7-9.