The Rossland Secondary School Royals girls basketball team continued its dominance of area schools with its fourth consecutive tournament victory this season.
The Royals swept their way to the final with a 58 – 41 victory over Sparwood before crushing Creston 72 – 39. In the final, RSS made a particularly bold statement with a decisive 85-39 spanking of Sparwood and their 17th win in a row this season.
Unfortunately, that streak would come to end on the weekend at the single-A schools provincial seeding tournament in Princeton. The top five teams from the province attended, and in their first match the Royals took on Princeton, falling to the number-four ranked team 72-45.
But the RSS squad would regroup, defeating the fifth-ranked Fernie team 81-66, and follow that up with a 65-48 victory over Fort St. John.
RSS will host the zone playdowns Feb. 22-23.