The Edward Milne Community School junior boys basketball Wolverines played in a tournament last Friday and Saturday at Dunsmuir. They went 2-0 beating the hosts by nine points in front of 125 home fans. Game MVP was Chris Shankar. Sooke then beat Stellys by five points with MVP honours going to Dustin Clarke. All team members contributed to the win. Strong rebounding was demonstrated by Quinn Yates, Ryan Ehman, Tristan Griffin, Dustin Clark as well as Brandon and Austin Willson.
EMCS lost to Spencer by 14 points in the final round robin game. They also came up shy in the tournament finals to Spencer, this time by nine. Grade 9 post Quinn Yates was game MVP in both matches, dominating the defensive glass and scoring or going to the foul line with almost every touch of the ball. The Langford team pushed a strong man-to-man press. The Sooke boys struggled to remember their positions and duties. That, and poor team free throw shooting (44 per cent) is not good. We shoot 75 and we win both games. Overall team play has developed rapidly and the guys welcome back Ryan Ehman as well as athletic guard Brad Smith. The guys resume league play Feb. 17 at Dunsmuir and finish the season at Claremont. Standing 2-2 in league standings, if they win the last two they should make the playoffs.