The Duncan Christian School Chargers senior boys basketball team has earned a spot at the 1A Island Championships next week in Nananimo.
The Chargers hosted the 1A South Island Championship this past weekend and got off to a solid start beating Stz-uminus of Ladysmith 64-22. The Chargers’ Henric Henry received Player of the Game honours for DCS.
In their second game, DCS eked out a 57-54 victory over Victor Brodeur thanks to the play of Player of the Game Ethan Mitchell, who netted 30 points.
The victory sent DCS to the finals where they faced off against number-three in B.C.-ranked Brookes Westshore.
The Chargers’ Grayson Dunn earned Player of the Game for DCS and despite a hard fought battle, the Chargers ended up on the losing end of a 96-36 battle, but nevertheless earned the silver medal and a berth in the upcoming 1A Island championship tournament.
“The team has been working since our first practice to embrace the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Island 1A Island championship,” said DCS head coach Carl Mcdonald. “We have endured some ups and downs while maintaining our focus. Our success is not measured by winning any one particular game, but more importantly on the enjoyment we have had on this journey. We are looking forward to participating in the 1A Island Championship next week in Nanaimo, as we continue our quest for a spot in the Provincial Championships in a few weeks.”
Queen Margaret’s School, Lake Cowichan Secondary School and St. John’s Academy Shawnigan also participated in the tournament coming in fourth, fifth, and eighth respectively. With wins over Stz-uminus (74-38) and Lake Cowichan (62-46), QMS has earned a berth in the 1A Island Championships next weekend along with DCS.
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