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The host Duncan Christian School Chargers were double winners at the Central Vancouver Island Junior Boys Division 2 championships.

The host Duncan Christian School Chargers were double winners at the Central Vancouver Island Junior Boys Division 2 championships last Friday.

In addition to claiming the CVIAA title, the Chargers were also named the Most Sportsmanlike Team at the tournament.

The Chargers beat Queen of Angels School 45-26 in the semifinal, then topped Shawnigan Lake School’s junior boys B team 43-37 in the final.

Pierson Atsma led DCS with 12 points against Q of A, while Ben Henry added 11 and Josaia Nolin had nine.

“The key to our success was finding the open man and going strong to the hoop,” coach Sjako Van Wingerden said.

Atsma again set the pace against Shawnigan with 16 points, while Henry had nine and Ben Kapteyn scored eight.

“We had lost to this team early in the season,” Van Wingerden said. “Our boys out-hustled and out-boarded the other team to take the win. We made a huge push for points in the second and third quarters.”

Shawnigan defeated Brentwood’s B team 46-36 in the other semifinal, and Brentwood took bronze with a 38-31 win over Q of A in the third-place game.