The Princeton Secondary School senior girls basketball team poses at a celebration for their third-place finish at the provincial championships.

The Princeton Secondary School senior girls basketball team poses at a celebration for their third-place finish at the provincial championships.

Princeton senior girls basketball team place third at provincials

The Princeton senior girls basketball team collected bronze medals at the provincial championships in Prince George.

The Princeton senior girls basketball team collected bronze medals at the provincial championships in Prince George. The top 16 teams from all regions of the province were represented at the tournament.

In their first game, Princeton played a solid game and defeated Fernie by a score of  75-41. In their second game, the girls played a tenacious Pemberton team but the Rebels prevailed in the end, winning by a score of  72-63. The win advanced the team to the semi-finals against No. 1 ranked Houston led by their star 6- foot-six-inch center, Ruth Hamlin.

The Rebels gave it all they had and brought the game close with a full court press. In the end, the height advantage was too much to handle and Houston won the game 76-50.

The bronze medal game was next against Southridge (Surrey). It was close all the way, but the Rebels never gave up and came out on top by a score of 66-60. Houston eventually won the provincial title by defeating Prince George in the final 80-63.

The Rebels represented Princeton well and the fans went away impressed with the calibre of Princeton basketball.

At the closing ceremonies, Angela Marshall was named to the first all star team and Ciara Bamford was named to the second all start team.