Chargers claim B.C Christian bronze

Duncan Christian School’s senior boys basketball team collected its best finish ever at a B.C. Christian Championship, placing third in the tournament in Surrey last weekend.

The Chargers capped off their impressive run at the tournament with a 79-50 win over Langley Christian in the bronze medal game. Nick Kapteyn, who was named to the tournament all-star team, led DCS with 31 points and eight rebounds, while Doug Groenendijk had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and Jesse Vanwingerden chipped in with 18 points.

The Chargers cruised through the first round of the tournament with an 87-25 win over High Road Christian Academy, getting 35 points and nine rebounds from Kapteyn, 16 points from Vanwingerden, 10 from Michael Brandsma, and eight points, six boards and 10 assists from Groenendijk.

DCS put up another dominant performance in the quarterfinal, beating Pacific Christian 53-26. Kapteyn led the way with 22 points and nine rebounds, and Groenendijk added 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

The Chargers’ lone defeat was also their closest game: a 57-49 loss to Unity Christian in the semis. Kapteyn scored 15 points, Vanwingerden had 12, and Groenendijk added 10 points, 14 boards and nine assists.

On Wednesday, the Chargers were back home to beat Dwight International School 95-18. Kapteyn scored 30 points and Groenendijk added 26.