Chargers show growth and guts in B.C. Christian tournament

The Duncan Christian School Chargers may have gone without a win last weekend, but coach Michelle King was still happy.

The Duncan Christian School Chargers may have gone without a win as they played host to the B.C. Christian Schools junior girls basketball championships last weekend, but coach Michelle King was still happy with the way her team performed.

“The team has been working diligently on honing skills, team-building, and game play,” she said. “Each year, we host B.C. Christians knowing there will be a huge learning curve, playing against these more experienced teams.”

The Chargers lost 34-9 to Richmond Christian, 35-10 to Pacific Christian from Victoria, 13-8 to Surrey Christian, and 38-22 to Carver Christian of Burnaby. Guard Karis Jonat was named to the tournament all-star team.

Jonat’s three-pointer in the final seconds of the game against Surrey was emblematic of the Chargers’ refusal to quit during any of the matches.

“We are so proud of how much the girls grew both individually and as a team,” King said. “Their guts, passion, perseverance, and positive attitude took the team to fearless shooting and aggressive play. The movement of senior players to new positions gave both players and team new depths and success. We are exceptionally proud of this group of young women.”

Credo Christian of Langley finished atop the standings, beating Chilliwack’s Unity Christian 41-34 in the final.