Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School basketball teams just can’t get away from each other, no matter what the event.
The valley rivals clashed in the third-place game during the annual Brentwood College North-South Challenge for junior boys’ basketball teams.
After a tight first half that had Shawnigan Lake ahead by two points, Brentwood blew the game open in the second half and won 54-34.
Brentwood coach Liam Sullivan pointed out Joshua Charles had a very strong tournament and made the all-star team. Charles is only in Grade 9.
Hayden Frisch was a monster in the middle for Brentwood and Woody Lee showed patience and savvy at the guard position.
Eight teams — four each from the north and south — competed in the tournament.
Brentwood won its first game over Highland of Comox 57-40 and then lost a close one to Mount Douglas of Victoria, 47-40.
Two Victoria teams wound up playing for the championship, with Lambrick Park beating Mount Douglas.
Brentwood is in the Mark Isfeld tournament at Courtenay this weekend.