The Duncan Christian and Vancouver Christian junior girls basketball players together at the B.C. Christian Championship. (Submitted photo)

The Duncan Christian and Vancouver Christian junior girls basketball players together at the B.C. Christian Championship. (Submitted photo)

Duncan Christian jr girls beat former principal’s new school

Junior girls place eighth in B.C. Christian Tournament

Duncan Christian School’s junior girls basketball team placed eighth in the B.C. Christian Tournament they hosted last weekend but the event was a success regardless.

“I was so very proud of the junior girls throughout this tournament,” DCS Coach Darlene Kemp said. “There were tough teams to beat, and lots of opportunities to build new skills while playing in a competitive tournament. Individual talents and a team mindset contributed to their overall success.”

DCS first faced Vancouver Christian, winning 47-28.

DCS’s player of the game was Violette Muller.

“It is always great to beat Vancouver Christian,” said DCS athletic director Tom Veenstra. “This is where former DCS Principal Jeremy Tinsley now works as the superintendent. Jeremy is an avid basketball player and sports fan.”

Up next, DCS faced a strong Pacific Christian School and fell 50-12. Anika Strom was the player of the game for DCS.

Duncan bounced back, though, and with the help of player of the game Sofie Scholefield, they won their third game, 44-17 over Surrey Christian.

Merika Henry’s player of the game-worthy efforts against Abbotsford’s Grade 9 team weren’t enough though, as Abbotsford beat DCS 58-21.

The result positioned DCS eighth overall in the tournament.

DCS’s Natalie Scholefield was named a tournament all-star.

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