The Fleetwood Park Dragons are going to B.C. senior girls AAA basketball's biggest dance after surviving a play-in game on Vancouver Island last week.
The Dragons placed fourth overall in the Fraser Valley championship tournament last month, a result that forced Fleetwood to take on Nanaimo's Dover Bay in an elimination game at a neutral site (Victoria) for a berth in the provincials.
The Dragons were more than ready for the challenge and hammered Dover Bay 64-32 behind 15 points from Cyrille Butac and a dozen more from Robeen Jaj.
"We won by more than 30 and had we kept the pedal to the metal, it could have been more," said Fleetwood Park manager Sharon Staples. "It was a good trip for us. We had a nice trip over there and did some team bonding. It was a good win and now we're looking forward to Wednesday."
The Dragons will now take on Argyle when the provincial championships get underway at the Langley Events Centre on March 6.
In other hoops action, the Panorama Ridge Thunder are celebrating a pair of Fraser Valley titles after prevailing in the Grade 8 girls and Grade 9 boys tournaments.
The Thunder boys won all three of their games in the Valleys by beating Riverside and W.J. Mouat before squeaking past top-seeded Terry Fox 47-44 in the title game.
Meanwhile in the Grade 8 girls tourney, the top-seeded Thunder lived up to expectations by beating Elgin Park and C.G. Howe before topping Holy Cross 37-21 in the title game.
The Thunder's Gursimrat Dosanjh was named MVP while Aman Sahota made the all-star team.