An enthusiastic group of players in Grades 7 and 8 is providing a strong basis for Chemainus Secondary School to build its basketball program.
The Chemainus Cougars bantam boys showed plenty of promise during a wrap-up tournament at Quamichan School in Duncan.
”It was nice for the boys to end the season with a win,” noted coach Graeme Arkell.
“I made sure all our Cougars got to play. It was a real team effort and everyone had fun.”
Chemainus won a cliffhanger against Tansor School of Duncan 49-48.
Arkell said the strategy was to lob some passes into Brayden Screaton in the post and for him to go to the hoop. He capitalized on his opportunities to score 18 points.
Koen Kennedy also continued his strong play with some nice passing plays and rebounds, according to Arkell.
A previous tournament game resulted in a tight 43-35 loss to Brentwood College.
“We played well and stayed strong to the end,” Arkell indicated.
Kennedy and Cuyler Wilson led the offense with some nice drives to the hoop. Oakley Gauthier was also on track with his shooting accuracy, but he had to leave the game due to a sore foot.