The Burnaby North Vikings girls finished the B.C. high school AAAA provincial volleyball tournament in 13th place.
The Lower Mainland runner-up was hoping for a better result in the 16-team championship tournament at Riverside Secondary, but a slow start in the first two days of the competition left 13th place the best outcome to play for.
On the final day of consolation play, North defeated Terry Fox 2-1, coming back from a 25-20 opening-set loss to score a 25-16, 15-12 victory on Saturday.
The Vikings went on to beat North Peace in straight sets in the 13th-place final.
North began the competition in arguably the toughest pool, with No. 3 seed and eventual championship runner-up Heritage Woods, No. 5 seed and host Riverside, and wild card Elgin Park, which wound up ninth overall.
North lost all three of its opening pool meetings in straight sets.
In the championship crossover round, the Vikes had No. 2 seed Kelowna doubting itself in the opening set but ultimately wound up on the losing end of a three-setter. North also lost 2-0 to eventual 11th-place finisher G.P. Vanier in the consolation bracket.
South Delta defeated Heritage Woods in the championship final in five sets on a 15-12 tiebreaker. Earl Marriott won the bronze medal over Charles Best.
AA Knights place 10th
St. Thomas More Knights placed 10th in the B.C. high school AA high school girls' provincial volleyball championships at David Thompson Secondary in Invermere.
The Knights finished third in pool D, losing to both eventual finalist Pacific Academy in straight sets and to seventh-place College Heights in a tiebreak. STM swept Smithers 2-0 to finish 2-1 in pool play.
In championship play, STM lost to eventual fifth-place finishing Richmond
Christian 25-22, 25-18, 25-21.
Host David Thompson also beat the Knights in straight sets.
On Saturday, STM rallied with a 27-25, 25-22 win over Brentwood.
But in the final for ninth place, independent rival St. Patricks nipped the Knights 25-22, 25-19.
Kalamalka won the B.C. AA title, defeating Pacific Academy in four sets, 25-19, 2519, 26-28, 25-23.
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