Chargers win game but lose key starter

The Duncan Christian School Chargers played to a costly win over Abbotsford Traditional School last Saturday morning.

The Duncan Christian School Chargers played to a costly win over Abbotsford Traditional School last Saturday morning.

The Chargers beat the Titans 56-48 in the senior boys basketball exhibition game, but lost starter Adam Kapteyn to an ankle injury in the first 30 seconds. His status was questionable going into Tuesday’s game against St. Andrew’s in Victoria to determine the top seed for the South Island single-A championships.

Jesse Van Wingerden was DCS’s top scorer against Abbotsford Traditional with 24 points and nine rebounds. Michael Brandsma added 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Matt Brandsma had 11 rebounds and four points, and Min Seok Kim had 10 rebounds and eight points.

In their two games over the previous week, the Chargers had a close 74-69 loss to Edward Milne and a 91-33 win over the B team from St. Michael’s University School.

The Chargers trailed for the entirety of their game against the AA Milne Wolverines, but narrowed the gap significantly with 27 points in the fourth quarter to the Wolverines’ 10.

Van Wingerden and Michael Brandsma each put up 23 points and five steals against the SMUS B team. Matt Brandsma added six points, and Kim had a team-high eight rebounds to go with his eight points.

DCS is ranked third among all single-A teams in B.C.