T-Birds vs Pt. Alberni

Andrew Larson of Cowichan shoots over the attempted block of Stuart Murray of Alberni during a 79-41 Cowichan win. - Andrew Leong
Andrew Larson of Cowichan shoots over the attempted block of Stuart Murray of Alberni during a 79-41 Cowichan win.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

The Cowichan T-Birds flew through their season opener Tuesday night with their first win against the Port Alberni Armada squad.

“The boys played really well and they played really unselfishly,” coach Sandeep Heer said Wednesday.

“They were able to move the ball around really well offensively too,” he added of the ‘Birds’ game play, which saw them hold tight to a 79-41 win.

“Andrew Larson had a really great game and made some great decisions,” Heer said. “Especially with his shooting and distributing the ball to his teammates.”

Larson added 24 points and six rebounds to his record.

Ben Ingham was second in hoop scoring, with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Aaron Gagnon was third on the scorers with nine.

Point guard Braydon Aumen also grabbed the attention of his coach, showing great skills in moving the ball and setting up plays.

The Thunderbirds headed to the Pitt Meadows Air Show Tournament in Vancouver today and are scheduled to play until Saturday.

Heer said the boys could use a brush up on their rebounding skills and hopes they’ll get the chance to do just that throughout tournament play and in practice.

He hoped his squad would place within sixth spot out the 12 teams participating in the Vancouver event.

“Hopefully we do well, but we just never know how the teams are going to be, because we haven’t heard much about them or seen them in action.”

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