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Dover Bay outshoots opposition

Ballenas Whalers player Matt Vandervelde, left, can’t stop Dover Bay Dolphins player Brandon Kumar during Tuesday’s senior AAA basketball game at the Dover Bay Secondary School gymnasium. Dover won by a final score of 76-54. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Ballenas Whalers player Matt Vandervelde, left, can’t stop Dover Bay Dolphins player Brandon Kumar during Tuesday’s senior AAA basketball game at the Dover Bay Secondary School gymnasium. Dover won by a final score of 76-54.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

The Dover Bay Dolphins didn’t play an all-round game, but their hot shooting carried them to a win.

Brandon Kumar rained down seven treys as part of a 32-point performance to lead the Dolphins to a 76-54 victory over the Ballenas Whalers on Tuesday in senior AAA boys’ basketball action in north Nanaimo.

“We could’ve pushed the ball more, got out more in transition, done a better job of attacking the zone,” Kumar said. “But for the most part we hit our shots and that’s how we won the game.”

The bigger Whalers posed some problems for the home team. Kumar thought the Dolphins needed to communicate better on D and play more help defence.

Jon Bethell scored 16 points and Robbie Calvin added 10 on Tuesday.

Overall, Dover feels it is getting its game closer to where it needs to be with playoffs just a week away now.

"We're getting better," Kumar said. "We're getting healthier, that's the most important thing, we have all our guys back."

In other senior AAA boys’ league play Tuesday, the Cowichan Thunderbirds defeated the Nanaimo District Islanders at the NDSS gym.

GAME ON … Dover plays the NDSS Islanders on Thursday (Feb. 16) at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gym at 7 p.m. … The North Island championships will be held Feb. 23-25 at Dover.

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