Senior basketball team earns second place

Senior boys basketball team make strong appearance at tourney

  • Jan. 23, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Esquimalt Fire Tournament  at Esquimalt Secondary, Jan. 18-19.

Game 1:    EMCS, 69 Esquimalt, 64

Edward Milne community school avenging an early season two point loss, came out in the first quarter with a full court man press  on Esquimalt.

Edging a 44-39 halftime lead, senior guard Chris Shankar penetrated the dockers defence for layups, while Grade 11 post Quinn Yates dominated inside, as he controlled defensive rebounds and was strong on the offensive glass.

Never trailing in the second half senior point guard, Eric Albert, distributed the ball and ran the offence, helping EMCS to a 56-47 lead going into the fourth. Great team defence and control of the defensive rebounds helped EMCS come out on top

Game 2: EMCS, 85 Cedar, 73

Facing Cedar of Nanaimo in the second round, a full team effort was used as forwards Ryan Ehman, Brandon Willson, and Tristen Griffen all had their best rebounding game of the season.

Grade 11 shooting guard, Sean Mckenzie, was instant offence coming off the bench, scoring 12 points in 12 minutes of play including two big three pointers.

Grade 11 post, Quinn Yates, had a monster game in side for the boys from Milnes Landing.

Yates gave up five inches to his 6’9” Cedar check, but wisely used his 60 plus pounds to shower the Cedar defence for 42 points and 18 rebounds —  many of those as 16-18 foot baseline jumpers.

Senior guard Chris Shankar stands 5’7”. Shankar plays like he’s the fastest 6’5” guy you’ve ever seen.

In his third and final season with the EMCS Wolverines, Shankar is dominating defences. He had 21 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists and nine steals.

One assist and one steal off of a quadruple double.

EMCS trailed at the end of the first quarter 22-26  and 44-47 at the half.

The team continued to play great team defence.

Quinn Yates continued to drop hoops on the the other end of the floor as EMCS took the lead with three minutes left in the third with 52-48, and never looked back.

Stretching the game open with a 25 point fourth quarter, EMCS advanced to the finals with a 85-73 victory.

Finals: EMCS, 36 David Thompson, 70

The AAA  boys from Vancouver’s Central Mainland division came out the gates blazing. Using a 1-3-1 half court press that smothered the Wolverines, stagnating any good offensive looks and taking a 21-5 lead.

And stretching it to 37-15 at half.

The Wolverines struggled to get anything on the offensive end going. Sean Mckenzie added a quick 7 points of the bench at the end of the third to make it 54-26 after three.

Falling to tournament champoins 36-70, disapointed in not winning, the team is glad to be adding to the trophy case a second place plaque.

Quinn Yates and Chris Shankar were named as   first team tournament allstars.

The senior boys resumed league action yesterday at 5:30 p.m. at Edward Milne, against Lambrick Park Lions, ranked second.

They will travel to Parklands on Thursday in a game that will see the winner likely go to the playoffs.

 

by coach Trevor Bligh

 

 

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