Better Shawnigan effort still not enough

Roadblock in the form of Brentwood’s Jason Tran stands in the way of Henry Williams of Shawnigan Lake School. - Andrew Leong
Roadblock in the form of Brentwood’s Jason Tran stands in the way of Henry Williams of Shawnigan Lake School.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Shawnigan Lake School vowed to come out much more aggressively on its home court during a senior boys’ basketball rematch against Brentwood College last Tuesday.

After losing 65-47 in the showcase game at Brentwood the previous week, Shawnigan achieved a stronger start but still lost 66-60.

“They jumped all over us,’’ said Brentwood coach Blake Gage. “They were killing us in the first half.’’

The Shawnigan lead held up until halftime before Brentwood turned the tables.

“We played a solid second half,’’ said Gage.

Brentwood was comfortably ahead with 20 seconds left and Shawnigan bridged the gap slightly with a late three-pointer.

Knowing and respecting Shawnigan coach Vito Pasquale as much as he does, Gage expected nothing less than a far better effort from Shawnigan.

“Vito’s a really good coach,’’ Gage said. “You know they’re going to come in and compete.’’

Jordan Charles led the scoring for Brentwood.

Brentwood played another league game at Gulf Islands Tuesday before heading into the mid-term break. Teams are back in action at the South Island tournament Feb. 15.

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