All hands were in during Lower Island Senior Boys Basketball League action on Thursday night between Edward Milne Community School and Royal Bay Secondary at EMCS. The host Wolverines won 68-50.

Wolverines start season with two-game winning streak

This week, the Wolverines were dominant beating both Glenlyon Norfolk (78-65) and Royal Bay Secondary (68-50).

It’s suddenly all fun and games for the Edward Milne Community School Wolverines.

The Sooke school’s senior boys basketball team has started the season a perfect 2-0.

This week, the Wolverines were dominant beating both Glenlyon Norfolk (78-65) and Royal Bay Secondary (68-50).

It was a complete turnaround from exhibition play two weeks ago when the Wolverines were hammered by the competition in three games and were outscored most nights by 30 points or more.

“Those were super, top-notch teams,” said Wolverines coach Trevor Bligh.

“Our competition since has not been at that level and that’s what we wanted: play against the big boys and then you play like a big boy against the kids that aren’t so big.”

While the Wolverines have made positive strides to open the season, there is still inconsistencies in the team game.

The local side needs a better transition game from defence to offence, and to keep the defensive intensity for the full 40 minutes, not just in spurts throughout the game, Bligh said.

But every game and practice he sees improvement, too.

The Wolverines biggest strength is offensive and defensive rebounding, and team chemistry is gelling.

“We’re two steps in the right direction for a kilometre walk,” Bligh said.

“It’s definitely in our quest to win our division. It’s very encouraging.”

ON THE ROAD: The Wolverines travel to Reynolds Secondary on Tuesday to play their first road game of the season. Last season, the clubs split their four-game series.

 

 

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