Diego Maffia goes for a layup during Oak Bay High School’s 114-55 win to open the 2019 Island Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

Victoria schools top Island Championships

Oak Bay, Belmont and Claremont named best boys’ basketball teams on the Island

South Island teams dominated the Vancouver Island Championships last weekend at Oak Bay High School.

Coming into the AAAA tournament, which ran Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, the top three seeds on the south Island were Oak Bay High School, Belmont Secondary School and Claremont Secondary School. The competition finished with those three teams mimicking their division seeds.

Oak Bay beat Belmont 91 to 72 to claim their fifth straight title, while Claremont took home the bronze with a 73 to 47 win over Dover Bay Secondary School.

Oak Bay’s trophy comes with a ticket to the BC High School Provincial Championships at the Langley Events Centre, March 6 to 9, while Claremont has the right to challenge Belmont for the Island’s second seed.

Diego Maffia, Oak Bay’s star guard, won tournament MVP. The best defensive player award went to Belmont’s Danny Song.

Song was also named a first team all-star, along with teammate Markus Madrovic. Oak Bay’s Jaime Palamos Molins and Ewan Mackenzie joined them, accompanied by Claremont’s Nik Babaeff to round out the squad.

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Belmont guard Hunter Thomson en route to a layup against Cowichan during the 2019 Senior Boys 4A Basketball Championships, Feb. 21, 2019. (Jesse Laufer/News Staff)

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