Both of Duncan Christian School’s boys basketball teams travelled south last weekend, taking part in the Esquimalt Fire Tournaments.
The senior Chargers finished fourth in their event, winning twice and losing an overtime battle.
The 80-77 loss to Esquimalt came in DCS’s first game of the tournament. Trailing 20-9 after the first quarter, the Chargers were down just two points at halftime, and led by two after the third quarter. The score was 66-66 after four quarters, but Esquimalt mustered three more points than DCS in extra time. Jesse Van Wingerden put up 31 points to earn the Player of the Game title.
The Chargers went on to defeat Vic High 71-45, led by Player of the Game Mike Brandsma’s 24 points. They wrapped up the tournament with a 65-62 victory over Reynolds, coming back from a 54-45 deficit after three quarters. Van Wingerden led the team with 21 points, while Matt Brandsma was named Player of the Game after recording 20 points, and Mike Brandsma had 10 points in limited minutes.
Duncan Christian’s junior team lost both of its games in Esquimalt, falling to a very strong St. Michael’s University School B team before losing a tight match with Esquimalt. Jonah Smith and Pierson Atsma received Player of the Game recognition.