EMCS Wolverines finding ways to win

Wolverines battle through injury, small roster but continue to win

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.

 

 

Just Posted

UVic students return from Hong Kong amidst growing tension

All eight University of Victoria exchange students have returned to Canada

ICBC, province urge residents to plan ahead for winter weather

Greater Victoria should gear up and have a plan in place

Sooke mom launches GoFundMe campaign to get medical treatment for son

Single mother has two children facing medical challenges

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

12 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

Canucks erupt with 5 power-play goals in win over Nashville

Vancouver ends three-game slide with 6-3 triumph over Predators

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

Vancouver Island hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Security guard at Kamloops music festival gets three years for sexually assaulting concertgoer

Shawn Christopher Gray walked the woman home after she became seperated from her friends, court heard

Most Read