City AAA all stars from left: Alex Jordache

Sports briefs: Mount Doug host AAA Islands; Vikes, Chargers players named Rookie of the Year, and more

The Mount Douglas Rams are hosting the 63rd annual Island boys AAA basketball championships this week, Feb. 28 to March 2.

Rams host Island boys championships

The Mount Douglas Rams are hosting the 63rd annual Island boys AAA basketball championships this week, Feb. 28 to March 2.

Competing are hosts Mount Doug, and South Island champs Claremont Spartans, as well as the Oak Bay Bays, Belmont Bulldogs, and Spectrum Thunder, which won a challenge game over Alberni on Tuesday to make it in. From the north is Dover Bay, Cowichan and G.P. Vanier.

Semifinals are tonight (March 1) at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. The championship final is Saturday at 8 p.m.

City boys AAA hoops all-stars announced

The Sport Victoria city boys AAA basketball all-stars were awarded on Tuesday.

Making the team are Mat Hampton, Liam Horne and Jake Miller from Oak Bay, Alex Jordache and Mason Loewen from Claremont, Harrison Mar from Mount Douglas, Kane Johnston, Erik Spaven and Owen Vaags from Belmont and Darian Van der Merwe from Spectrum.

Vike named Can West rookie of the year

UVic Vikes basketball player Jenna Bugiardini of Hamilton, Ont., has been named the Canada West conference’s Rookie of the Year.

Vikes graduating senior Debbie Yeboah, of Winnipeg, won a Canada West first all-star selection. It’s her third-straight all-star inclusion having been named to the second team in previous years.

PacWest rookie of the year is a Charger

Claremont secondary grad Melissa Van Dyk of the Camosun Chargers basketball team is the PacWest women’s Rookie of the Year.

Van Dyk was also named to the PacWest women’s all-rookie team.

Stelly’s grad Elyse Matthews was the only Charger named to the first all-star team, with Ella Goldschmid (Mount Doug) and Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) making their respective PacWest women’s and men’s second all-star teams.

A pair of Oak Bay High grads with the Chargers, Kaz Kobayashi and Evan Woodson, made the PacWest men’s all-rookie team.

Chargers volleyball win men’s PacWest bronze

The Camosun Chargers men’s team won bronze at the PacWest volleyball championships on Saturday in Cranbrook.

The third-seed Chargers defeated the top-seed Douglas Royals in five sets: 27-25, 25-16, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13.

It’s the Chargers’ ninth medal in 16 provincial championship appearances: five gold, two silver and two bronze.

The Chargers won its opener against the Fraser Valley Cascades but lost in the semifinal to the Vancouver Island Mariners.

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