EMCS Sr boys off to basketball competition in Nanaimo

Sooke will be competing at the Vancouver Island Basketball Championship, which will be played in Nanaimo starting on February 27.

EMCS Senior boys take to the sky in their jumps to the basket. Friday’s game was a fast-paced one

As reported last week, the EMCS senior boy’s basketball team entered into the AAA City Playoffs over the weekend past. Having won the regular season title, the boys played the semi-final on Friday night and came away with a 53-43 win over Stelly’s. On Saturday evening, they faced Reynolds and lost by 10 points, EMCS 40 to Reynold’s 50.

In spite of that loss, the EMCS still come out with a personal best, having placed second in the City AAA finals. The fans, too, proved to be an amazing bunch, making for what head coach Trevor Bligh referred to as an “unreal atmosphere.” The gym was packed, and as Bligh reports in correspondence, these boys have “made a fan out of a lot of people who normally don’t come out to games.”

Next up is the 64th annual Vancouver Island Championship, which will be played in Nanaimo starting on February 27.

These players have brought the senior EMCS basketball team to heights previously unexperienced. Congratulations Wolverines, and good luck!


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