DCS boys dig deep for results
Duncan Christian School’s senior boys’ basketball team clinched fourth place in the Notre Dame Juggler Classic tournament in Vancouver with an overtime win against Ballenas.
DCS topped Ballenas 76-70 on the strength of 34 points, seven assists and 14 rebounds from Josh Klassen, who was named a tournament all-star.
Doug Groenendijk also had a big game with 32 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks. Nick Kapteyn was player of the game for his six points and 13 rebounds.
DCS opened the tournament with a 70-52 loss to West Vancouver. Groenendijk was on fire with 27 points and nine rebounds and was player of the game.
Kapteyn collected 12 points and Klassen contributed nine points to go along with nine assists.
The second game brought an 81-63 victory over Alberni, as Groenendijk scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists while player of the game Klassen netted 25 points plus nine assists.
Bennett King-Nyberg stepped up to produce 15 points with seven steals. Kapteyn collected nine points and 15 rebounds.
Next up on the tournament trail for the team is the Island Showdown at Glenlyon Norfolk School in Victoria.
The DCS midget boys recently competed in the B.C. Christian Grade 8 boys’ basketball championships at Unity Christian in Chilliwack.
The young team made up of Grade 7 and 8 players gained a lot of experience at the high level tournament.
The team had a tough opening game, losing 58-26 to host Unity, followed by competitive games ending in narrow 23-15 and 33-28 defeats to Regent Christian Academy and Richmond Christian, respectively.
Meanwhile, Johnny Carson — not that one — made a surprise appearance at DCS to lead a two-hour basketball clinic Saturday. He had an illustrious university career.