The EMCS Wolverines entered their game Tuesday night against St. Andrew’s having won four of their past seven games in South Vancouver Island senior boys’ basketball.
Not bad for a team that has struggled to field a full roster, and the team’s star player has battled through an ankle injury.
Last week the Wolverines split a pair of games. Parkland walloped the Edward Milne Community School crew 65-36 before EMCS bounced back 69-54 with a win over Stelly’s.
The Woverines came out flat against Parkland and were out hustled and gave up a score of rebounds.
Frederik Moeller netted 14 points to lead the local side, while Alex Mckenzie contributed 11 and Andy Abel with five.
It was a different story Wednesday when the Wolverines lined up against struggling Stelly’s.
“It was a good, well-rounded effort. We came with a lot of energy,” said Wolverines co-coach Alex Wright.
Nine EMCS players hit the scoresheet with Moeller (18), Mckenzie (15) and Abel (14) scoring in double figures.
When the season began, the Wolverines had trouble fielding a full roster due to other sports commitments, injury and vacation. Over the last two games that has been rectified and the coaching staff is seeing a difference in play.
The one Achilles heel of the team has been the ongoing ankle injury to Brady Greenwood.
“Certainly, Brady’s injury problem is creating issues,” Wright said, adding that he’s been asked to play on the outside of the offence because of his superb passing ability.
That, though, reduces his chance to score.
“He’s not scoring 20 points a game right now, but he’s probably getting seven or eight assists per game. He’s always finding a way to affect the game,” Wright said.
This week, the Wolverines play St. Andrew’s and Victoria High.