For the second weekend in a row, Duncan Christian School’s senior boys basketball team returned home from a tournament with a medal.
A week after collecting bronze at the provincial Christian school championships, the Chargers matched that finish at the Esquimalt Fire tournament, where the single-A school was up against AA, AAA and AAAA competition.
The Chargers defeated Saanich’s Parkland Secondary 71-45 in the bronze medal game. Jesse Van Wingerden was named game MVP for his 13-point, nine-rebound performance. Nick Kapteyn put up 24 points and six rebounds, Douglas Groenendijk had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Alan Park scored 10 points.
DCS opened the tournament with a 55-47 win over the host Esquimalt High School Dockers. Groenendijk put up 13 points, nine rebounds and nine assists on his way to being named game MVP, while the team also got 18 points and seven boards from Kapteyn, 14 points and four steals from Van Wingerden, and four steals from Michael Brandsma.
The Chargers’ only loss was a 72-59 defeat by the AAAA Alberni District Armada – the eventual tournament champions – in the semifinals. Kapteyn earned MVP honours, recording 21 points and 12 rebounds. Groenendijk had 23 points, nine boards and five assists, and Van Wingerden had seven points and eight steals.
Groenendijk and Kapteyn were named to the tournament allstar team.