Senior T-Birds beaten at home
Cowichan Secondary School senior basketball teams both lost at home Tuesday.
The Cowichan senior girls’ T-Birds fell 55-31 in league play to Port Alberni.
Captain Sophie Cutt led the Cowichan scoring with 16 points while Parris Stockton added eight.
The girls play their last league game at home next Tuesday, Feb. 7 against Vanier before finishing up the schedule Thursday at Dover Bay.
The Cowichan AAA senior boys’ T-Birds hit the court after the girls and blew a double digit lead in an eventual 66-60 loss against Dover Bay.
Dover fought back to tie in the last two minutes and Cowichan had many chances down the stretch to win the game but couldn’t convert.
Mitch Knippelberg sprained his ankle in the first quarter and didn’t return.
Jerod Dorby led the scoring in Knippelberg’s absence with 22 points and added 17 rebounds.
Willy Jeklin collected 16 points, 12 rebounds and four assists while Andrew Larson played a strong game to tally 10 points, four rebounds and four steals and Jimmy Baker recorded seven points and five rebounds.