The Walnut Grove Gators (dark green) faced the Langley Christian Lightning in the Langley district Grade 8 girls basketball championship game at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 11. The Lightning won 40-16.

Gators hoops squads rule Langley

Walnut Grove teams won three district high school titles last week.

High school basketball bragging rights were at stake during the Langley District playoffs last week at the Langley Events Centre.

Here are the championship game scores and final standings:

Grade 8 girls

Langley Christian Lightning 40, Walnut Grove Gators 16

Final standings: Langley Christian, Walnut Grove, H.D. Stafford Middle School, Port Coquitlam’s Archbishop Carney (ABC)

Grade 8 boys

Walnut Grove Gators 72, Langley Christian Lightning 52

Final standings: Walnut Grove, Langley Christian, ABC, Brookswood

Junior girls

Walnut Grove Gators 59, Brookswood Bobcats 46

Final standings: Walnut Grove, Brookswood, Langley Christian, Credo Christian

Junior boys

Walnut Grove Gators 78, R.E. Mountain Eagles 55

Final standings: Walnut Grove Gators, R.E. Mountain Eagles, Credo Christian Kodiaks, Brookswood Bobcats.

Gators top FV East

Meanwhile, the Walnut Grove Gators senior boys downed Abbotsford’s WJ Mouat Hawks  92-81 on Saturday to capture the Fraser Valley East title.

The Gators are competing in the qualifiers for the Fraser Valley Quad A championships, that get underway this week.

The WGSS senior boys open the Fraser Valleys on Friday at Walnut Grove Secondary against the winner of Wednesday’s Sardis/Fraser Heights match-up. Opening tip-off at WGSS is 8:15 p.m.

As of Feb. 9, the Gators were third in the B.C. Quad A rankings behind the top-ranked Kelowna Owls and Vancouver’s Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs.

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