Ethan Hafso and Connor Hengstler were named tournament all-stars for Duncan Christian School at the Cowichan Valley Classic. (Submitted)

Ethan Hafso and Connor Hengstler were named tournament all-stars for Duncan Christian School at the Cowichan Valley Classic. (Submitted)

Co-host Chargers win jr. boys Classic

Shawnigan fourth, Brentwood College places second

Both host teams finished in the top half of the field when Duncan Christian and Shawnigan Lake schools teamed up to host the second annual Cowichan Valley Junior Boys Basketball Classic on Dec. 6 and 7.

Player of the Game Simon Deng led the DCS Chargers to a 56-45 win over Brentwood College School in the gold-medal game, while Shawnigan was defeated 61-35 by Dover Bay Secondary in the bronze match, despite the efforts of Max Huang, Shawnigan’s Player of the Game.

Shawnigan coach Andrew Shepherd was pleased to see one of the host schools take top spot.

“If it couldn’t be SLS, I’m happy it was DCS,” he said.

The Chargers went 3-0 in pool play, followed by 2-1 Dover Bay, 1-2 Nanaimo Christian, and 0-3 Gulf Islands. Brentwood was 3-0 in their pool, ahead of Shawnigan at 2-1, G.P. Vanier at 1-2, and Ucluelet at 0-3.

Ethan Hafso and Connor Hengstler were named tournament all-stars for DCS, along with Shawnigan’s Luca Ameresekere, Brentwood’s Jaxson MacDougald, and Zach Zhang of Dover Bay.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ultra runner Jerry Hughes circles the track at the Cowichan Sportsplex as he nears the end of his six-day Canadian record attempt and fundraiser in November. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Six days on the Cowichan Sportsplex track for ultramarathoner

Record bid misses, but fundraiser a success

Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley was passed up for a cabinet position by Premier John Horgan. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Routley left off the list of NDP cabinet ministers again

Premier Horgan opts for some newcomers in key positions over experienced MLA

Protesters stand in front of a truck carrying logs to the WFP Ladysmith log sort. (Cole Schisler photo)
Protesters block entrance to Western Forest Products in Ladysmith

Blockade cleared by Ladysmith RCMP around noon, December 2

Cowichan RCMP rally against gender-based violence. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan RCMP mark campaign against gender-based violence

16 days of activism runs until Dec. 10

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are inviting audiences into their home for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’. (Submitted)
Natalie MacMaster coming to you through Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Here’s your chance to enjoy the famed fiddler in an online show with her husband Donnell Leahy.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation at the legislature, Nov. 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
Hockey team brought COVID-19 back from Alberta, B.C. doctor says

Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads for out-of-province travel to stop

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital took in two COVID-19 patients from Northern Health as part of a provincial agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria hospital takes in two COVID-19 patients from Northern Health

Royal Jubilee Hospital takes patients as part of provincial transport network

B.C. Premier John Horgan on a conference call with religious leaders from his B.C. legislature office, Nov. 18, 2020, informing them in-person church services are off until further notice. (B.C. government)
B.C. tourism relief coming soon, Premier John Horgan says

Industry leaders to report on their urgent needs next week

An RCMP cruiser looks on as a military search and rescue helicopter winds down near Bridesville, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey
B.C. Mountie, suspect airlifted by Canadian Armed Forces from ravine after foot chase

Military aircraft were dispatched from Comox, B.C., say RCMP

An 18-year old male southern resident killer whale, J34, is stranded near Sechelt in 2016. A postmortem examination suggests he died from trauma consistent with a vessel strike. (Photo supplied by Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
“We can do better” — humans the leading cause of orca deaths: study

B.C. research reveals multitude of human and environmental threats affecting killer whales

A logo for Netflix on a remote control is seen in Portland, Ore.,Aug. 13, 2020. Experts in taxation and media say a plan announced Monday by the government will ultimately add to the cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
‘Netflix tax’ for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

The government says Canadian companies already collect those taxes when they make digital sales

BIG SALMON ranch in Washington State. (Center for Whale Research handout)
Non-profit buys Chinook ranch in hopes of increasing feed for southern resident killer whales

The ranch, which borders both sides of Washington State’s Elwha River, is a hotspot for chinook salmon

Most Read