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Burnaby South ranked seventh for 4A boys basketball provincials

The Rebels are looking to channel 2022's provincial championship run and are coming off a convincing Fraser North regionals victory.
Lordrikk Gutierrez (#13) moves towards the net for Burnaby South Secondary against Heritage Woods in the 2024 Fraser North AAAA boys basketball final on Feb. 25.

Burnaby South Secondary will return to the B.C. AAAA boys basketball championships for the first time since winning the blue banner in 2022.

The Rebels have been ranked seventh for the 2024 tournament, scheduled to take place Wednesday to Saturday, March 6 to 9, at the Langley Events Centre.

The black and yellow have been prepping for more than a week after claiming the Fraser North AAAA title on Feb. 25, defeating Heritage Woods (Port Moody) by a score of 93-67.

Lordrikk and Llorikk Gutierrez led South on the scoresheet with 18 and 16 points respectively, with Lordrikk winning the regional event's MVP honour.

South finished Burnaby-New Westminster league play with a record of 5-5 before to playoffs.

The Rebels are scheduled to face 10th-seeded Lord Tweedsmuir (Surrey) in their provincials opener on Wednesday in the LEC Arena Bowl.

The winner will move on to Thursday's quarterfinals to face either number-two Spectrum (Saanich) or number-15 Prince George, while the loser will be moved to the consolation side of the bracket.

STM Knights

Meanwhile, St. Thomas More Collegiate finds its senior boys basketball team in a similar position as Burnaby South.

The Knights are also ranked seventh for the B.C. AAA boys provincials, taking place during the same time frame as the AAAA tournament.

STM just missed out on the Fraser North AAA regional championship in a tight-knit 70-66 upset by Maple Ridge Secondary.

The red and white finished with an 8-2 record during Burnaby-New West league play.

The Knights will open its provincials on Wednesday at 10 a.m. on the LEC centre court.