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PHOTOS: Vernon Christian School marches to North Zone final

Basketball: Royals defeat Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby 57-35 to advance to Salmon Arm Friday

The Vernon Christian School Royals will face the King’s Christian School Kings from Salmon Arm in the North Zone Senior Girls A basketball final Friday, Feb. 11.

The championship game will be played in Salmon Arm. Both teams have qualified for the Okanagan Valley championships.

The Royals punched their ticket to the final on their home court Wednesday, downing the Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby 57-35.

Caitlin Gingras led all scorers with 26 points for Vernon Christian School while teammate Kadence Spencer added 15.

Erika Hymas led a balanced Lumby attack with seven points while Tori Maltman and Kayla Van Buuren had six apiece.

The Royals tuned up for the Zones with a weekend road trip to the Lower Mainland for exhibitions against the top two A teams in B.C.

Gingras combined for 96 points in the two games, both defeats. She had 53 as Vernon Christian fell 77-73 to the top-ranked Unity Christian Flames, then popped in 43 as the Royals dropped an 81-63 decision to the Credo Christian Kodiaks of Langley, who are ranked No. 2.

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Roger Knox

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