Angus Law

High school boys hoops tournament season in full swing

Belmont Bulldogs seniors prepare to host event next week in Langford

The Belmont and Royal Bay senior boys basketball teams  finished off the 2015 portion of their school year with tournaments.

The Belmont seniors aren’t stopping there, however, as they’re hitting the hardwood on home court for a mid-holiday event next week. The Bulldogs host a six-team tournament Dec. 29 and 30.

Belmont opens with a 10:45 a.m. game Tuesday against Gulf Islands Scorpions from Salt Spring Island, and take on Brittania of Vancouver at 7 p.m. that day.

The top teams in each pool go head to head in the final at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Last week, the Bulldogs were in action at the Gary Taylor Classic at Oak Bay. For their opener, Belmont drew the Bays, ranked No. 3 in the province among AAAA teams, and lost 97-57.

Game two was another contest against a provincially ranked team, this time No. 2 AA team Lambrick Park Lions, who beat the Bulldogs 78-54. Belmont won their final game, 49-42 over St. Michaels University School, the same team that beat the Bulldogs by 21 points earlier that week at Belmont.

Meanwhile, the fledgling Ravens, playing their first tournament game on their new home court in Colwood, were in tough against a slick-shooting Oak Bay B team and lost their opener 49-25 in the Edward Milne tournament.

Royal Bay rebounded to beat Edward Milne junior varsity 57-24, but finished fifth overall with a 69-51 loss to the  Pacific Christian Pacers.

A glitch in communication saw the Oak Bay team travel to Edward Milne secondary in Sooke for their first game against the Ravens. They didn’t get the message that the venue had been switched to Royal Bay.

Despite the late start, the B Bays rolled through the tournament, beating the Ravens, the host Wolverines 70-57 in the semifinals and Gulf Islands Scorpions 95-74 in the final in Sooke.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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