DCS takes charge of North Island
The Duncan Christian School Chargers did the expected by winning the North Island senior boys’ A basketball championship Saturday on its home court.
DCS opened up a 29-13 first-quarter lead in the final against Ucluelet and went on to an 88-73 victory. Ucluelet hung tough with a strong second quarter, outscoring DCS 26-19 and the teams played on even terms in the third quarter 16-16, but another 24-17 scoring advantage in the fourth ended any comeback hopes for the underdogs.
The Chargers have been enjoying a great season and climbed to fifth in the latest provincial A rankings.
The DCS trio of Nick Kapteyn, Doug Groenendijk and Alan Park lit it up for DCS. Groenendijk collected 28 points, Kapteyn had 26 and Park chipped in with 18.
Jesse Van Wingerden helped the team get off to a great start in the first quarter with eight.
Riley Botting was the high man for Ucluelet with 23 and William Tom added 21.
Campbell River Christian finished third, Dwight fourth and Chemainus Secondary fifth.
Campbell River defeated Dwight in the tournament opener 51-38. Kobe Liu was the top scorer for Dwight with 13.
The Chargers then ran away with a 103-18 victory over Chemainus.
Kapteyn exploded for 33 points while Groenendijk accumulated 17 and Park 14. Everyone got on the scoresheet for DCS.
Zach Diewert, primarily known as a baseball star, showed his prowess on the basketball court with seven points to lead Chemainus.
The third game ended in a 77-44 victory for Ucluelet over Campbell River Christian. Botting had a whale of a game for Ucluelet with 27 points.
Dwight then defeated Chemainus 57-44 for fourth place, as Andy Lin and Liu led the winners with 20 and 18 points, respectively.
Sam Baker stepped up with 23 points to lead Chemainus.