The Burnaby South Rebels finished with a record of 2-2 and in 13th place at the B.C. high school AAA girls' basketball championships.
The No. 9-ranked Rebels, making their first appearance at the AAA championships since 1964, finished up the 16-team provincial championships with a 60-57 victory over Claremont in Langley on Saturday.
Manpreet Nijjar led South with a game-high 19 points, while Jasmine Manhas collected another 17, including two-of-three three-pointers, after the Rebels pulled into the lead following a 15-7 third quarter.
South may have deserved a better fate at the tournament but for a 68-65 loss to W.J. Mouat in the consolation draw on March 7.
The Rebels trailed by as many as 11 points early in the final quarter but rallied to send the game into extra time on one of four three-pointers by senior guard Pavneet Brar, who finished with 16 points and five steals.
Stephanie Labbé led the Rebels with 19 points in the Day 2 matchup, while junior forward Desiree Lister posted a double-double, with 13 points and a game-high 18 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive boards.
The loss left South in the bottom bracket, where they beat up on Mt. Baker by a 95-25 score on the following day to advance against Claremont.
Against Mt. Baker, Brar led South with 27 points, while Nijjar added 19 and Lister contributed another double, including 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Rebels lost their opening round game 76-48 to eventual bronze medallist Oak Bay.
Defending champion South Kamloops defeated Brookswood 5949 in the championship final.
"Two-and-two is good for here. I'm satisfied. They had a good run at it," said South head coach Merv Magus, who was honoured by Basketball B.C. with a presidents award at the Sport B.C. athlete of the year dinner on Thursday.