Jon Vugteveen (left) of the Unity Christian Flames deals with a Langley Christian defender during the single A Fraser Valley final

Jon Vugteveen (left) of the Unity Christian Flames deals with a Langley Christian defender during the single A Fraser Valley final

Unity Christian falls to Langley Christian in single A final

Arch rivals met Saturday at Trinity Western University, with Langley Christian beating Unity Christian in the Fraser Valley final.

The Unity Christian Flames fell 13 points shy of a Fraser Valley title Saturday night, falling 59-46 to their arch-rivals from Langley Christian.

Playing their fourth head to head matchup of the season (UC came in with one win and two losses), neither team had any surprises.

UC opened an early lead with a 14-7 run, but Langley battled back to lead 37-30 at the half.

Both defenses tighened up in the second half. The Flames closed to within three points a couple times, but Langley Christian was always able to hit a big shot to pull away.

Nathan Vugteveen and Ryan Billsten were named Fraser Valley first-team all-stars.

The game was played in front of 300 fans at Trinity Western University, the site of the upcoming single A provincials.

UC will be hosting the tournament and making their third straight trip to provincials.

The Flames go in as the seventh seed, likely facing 10th seeded Bella Bella in their first game.