Chargers ranked third in B.C.

The Duncan Christian Chargers climbed one more spot in the senior boys basketball provincial single-A rankings.

The Duncan Christian Chargers climbed one more spot in the senior boys basketball provincial single-A rankings after a close loss to Gulf Islands last Wednesday and a lopsided win over Nanaimo Christian this past Tuesday.

Ranked fourth in B.C. after the Jan. 20 poll, the Chargers moved up to third in the rankings released Jan. 27.

The Chargers were beaten 85-70 by the Gulf Islands Scorpions on Jan. 20. Jesse Van Wingerden and Michael Brandsma tied for the team lead with 21 points apiece, and Van Wingerden also led the team with six assists and four steals. Sung Jun Jang added 10 points, and Adam Kapteyn had a team-best 14 rebounds despite scoring just four points.

The Chargers bounced back to beat Nanaimo Christian 84-48 on Jan. 26. Michael Brandsma led the way with 29 points and four assists, while Kapteyn put up 27 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals. Matt Brandsma scored 11 points, and Van Wingerden added 10.

The Chargers will be heading north to play in a tournament at Campbell River Christian School this weekend.