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DCS ousted in title tilt by Glenlyon

Dynamic double-teaming tactic is performed by Danielle Groenendijk, right, and Lauren King-Nyberg (obscured) of Duncan Christian School against Olivia Kwasny of Glenlyon Norfolk in the Island championship game. Host DCS led 27-25 at the half but GNS won 57-54 in a close one. - Andrew Leong
Dynamic double-teaming tactic is performed by Danielle Groenendijk, right, and Lauren King-Nyberg (obscured) of Duncan Christian School against Olivia Kwasny of Glenlyon Norfolk in the Island championship game. Host DCS led 27-25 at the half but GNS won 57-54 in a close one.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for the Duncan Christian School Chargers girls’ basketball team.

Playing on its home court for the Island championship, DCS was upended 57-54 by Glenlyon Norfolk Friday that ended the season and negated a trip to the provincial tournament.

“Glenlyon played the best game I’ve seen them play in years,’’ said DCS coach Michelle Nederlof.

“Our girls wanted it. They just didn’t know how to control it.’’

Last time the teams met in early January, DCS won by 30 points. But long layoffs from cancelled games didn’t help the Chargers in their preparations.

Glenlyon got the jump on DCS by 11 points at one stage. The Chargers zoomed all the way back to go ahead by six, but Glenlyon regained the lead.

“It was just back and forth by one, here and there,’’ said Nederlof.

Becky Bazinet led the Chargers with 21 points. Lauren King-Nyberg chipped in with 14 points, 16 steals and nine assists and Juliet King added nine points, 12 rebounds and seven steals.

“It wasn’t meant to be for us this year,’’ said Nederlof. “That’s just part of sport.’’

Victoria Wells of Glenlyon was the tournament MVP. All-stars included: King-Nyberg and Bazinet of DCS; Ally Bos and Hayley Dupuy of Glenlyon; and Julia Searle from St. Andrew’s.

Earlier, DCS defeated Queen Margaret’s 94-11, with Danielle Groenendijk named player of the game for her 19 points and 13 rebounds. Everyone got into the scoring act for DCS.

St. Andrew’s topped Queen Margaret’s 68-11 for third place. Nicole Lu was player of the game for QMS.

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