DCS girls take charge after tough loss to Credo

DCS Chargers Lauren King-Nyberg, left, and Rachael Bakker play tough defence. - Don Bodger
DCS Chargers Lauren King-Nyberg, left, and Rachael Bakker play tough defence.
— image credit: Don Bodger

A ninth-place finish out of 11 teams in the B.C. Christian Secondary School Championships did not adequately reflect where Duncan Christian School's senior girls' basketball Chargers fit into the picture.

With the way the draw worked out, DCS actually wound up winning its last two games after dropping the opener to Credo Christian 52-47 at Pacific Academy in Surrey.

The last time the Chargers played Credo, they lost by 17.

"We were a different team,'' said DCS coach Michelle Nederlof. "They were working hard. It was promising.''

Becky Bazinet poured in 17 points to lead the offense. Rachael Bakker added 14 points.

The Chargers then finished with convincing 65-38 and 55-22 victories over B.C. Christian Academy of Port Coquitlam and Richmond Christian, respectively.

Rachael Bakker's 22 points. combined with eight steals, led the Chargers' attack against the B.C. Christian Academy. Bazinet scored 20 points, Lauren King-Nyberg contributed 11 and Olivia Bakker hauled down 20 rebounds to go with her 10 points.

Rachael Bakker (23) and Bazinet (14) were the top point-getters against Richmond. King-Nyberg posted six steals.

The Chargers play a home game Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. against Tahsis.

In another development, Nederlof was excited to find out the island will receive a second berth into the provincials for the second straight year.

"It was quite a surprise, but a great one,'' she noted. "I was not expecting to have a full berth given, but I guess the executive/scouts have liked what they see.''

That means DCS will be in the driver's seat to claim that second berth at least for the provincials along with a very strong Pacific Christian School team.

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