Chargers clinch top seed for single-A Island championships

The Chargers beat St. Andrew’s to secure the top South Island seed at the Island single-A boys basketball championships.

The Duncan Christian School Chargers doubled up the St. Andrew’s Sabres 70-35 on Tuesday to secure the top South Island seed at the Island single-A boys basketball championships.

Adam Kapteyn shrugged off an injury from the team’s last exhibition game to lead the team in scoring with 19 points and added nine rebounds.

Jesse Van Wingerden had 18 points and led the team in assists and steals with six of each, Michael Brandsma had 13 points, and Matt Brandsma had 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Chargers, who are ranked fourth in the province and are the only Island team in the top 10, will host the single-A Island tournament on Feb. 26-27.

On Friday, St. Andrew’s will play Ucluelet at 10 a.m. and Chemainus plays Gold River at noon. The winner of the first game plays Nanaimo Christian at 6 p.m., and the winner of the second game plays Duncan Christian at 8 p.m. Placement games will go on Saturday with the final at 8 p.m.

There will be two provincial berths on the line at Islands.