vKing leads the Chargers to third in Welcome Back Tournament

Juliet King led Duncan Christian to the bronze medal at the senior girls Welcome Back Tournament.

Kevin Rothbauer Citizen

Juliet King averaged 26.7 points per game on her way to being named a tournament all-star as she led the Duncan Christian School Chargers to the bronze medal as they hosted the senior girls Welcome Back Tournament last weekend.

Over three games, King never scored fewer than 25 points as the Chargers won twice and lost just once in their home gym, getting the 2015/16 season off to a strong start.

In the Chargers’ tournament opener last Friday, King guided her team to victory over Maaqtusiis with a 28-point performance, while Danielle Groenendijk put up 19 points and Rachelle VanBoven added 15.

Duncan Christian’s only defeat came in the semifinals against Glenlyon Norfolk, who beat the Chargers 61-42 despite a 25-point showing from King and 10 more from Groenendijk.

Finally, the Chargers doubled up Cowichan Secondary 54-27 in the third-place match. King scored 27 points, half of her team’s total, and Groenendijk wasn’t far behind with 20. Michaela Caron had a team-high seven points for Cowichan.

Kwalikum won the gold-medal game in decisive fashion, crushing GNS 50-18. Brentwood College School beat Shawnigan Lake School 76-23 to take fifth place, and Maaqtusiis downed Frances Kelsey 61-31 in the seventh-place game.

Joining King on the tournament all-star team were Kelsey’s Helen Brancato, Shawnigan’s Gaby Morton, Brentwood’s Chidinma Ayadiuno, who twice scored more than 30 points, and Cowichan’s Madison Allen. Maya Gayton of Kwalikum was named tournament MVP.