Belmont Bulldogs junior A boys team player Hunter Thomson drives toward the hoop in a game against Oak Bay earlier this season. The Bulldogs went 3-0 to win the Reynolds tournament last weekend.

Belmont Bulldogs junior A boys team player Hunter Thomson drives toward the hoop in a game against Oak Bay earlier this season. The Bulldogs went 3-0 to win the Reynolds tournament last weekend.

Bulldog juniors top Reynolds basketball tourney

Belmont boys in thick of things in Jr. A city league

The Belmont Junior A boys took the final down to the wire and beat the host Reynolds team to win the Far West Classic basketball tournament last weekend.

Finding themselves down by six points with two minutes left in the game Saturday, the Bulldogs showed poise, character and grit and scored the final seven points, including the deciding basket with two seconds on the clock, to pull out a 38-37 victory over the Roadrunners.

The team saw good all-around contributions by all players, while Danny Song, Jalen Cung and Markus Modrovic were singled out as tournament all stars.

The Bulldogs reached the final with wins over Courtenay’s Mark Isfeld by 21 points, and Nanaimo’s Dover Bay by 14.

In league play this week, the Bulldogs lost a home game Tuesday to undefeated Lambrick Park to fall to 4-2 on the year. Lambrick sits at 5-0, just ahead of second-place Belmont.

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