Dover, Wellington, Cedar primed for playoffs

The Dover Bay Dolphins have been raising their game all season long. Now, playoffs will put them to the test.

The senior AAA boys’ basketball team is hosting the North Island championships starting today (Feb. 23) at the school gym.

Dover earned a first-round bye on the strength of its regular-season record, so it will await the winner of today’s game between the Alberni Armada and the Ballenas Whalers. Dover’s first game will be Friday at 7 p.m.

Dolphins player Brandon Kumar said there are a few areas his team needs to focus on to have success.

“Running our offence, getting into the gaps, and helpside defence, stopping middle penetration, communicating,” he listed. “Just competing, really. That’s all it comes down to, is competing."

The tournament final is Saturday at 4 p.m.

Dover’s senior AAA girls, meanwhile, start Island championships today at Mt. Doug in Victoria.

Islands underway

The Wellington Wildcats senior AA girls’ basketball team has won its share of tournaments  this season.

This weekend’s tournament comes with the biggest prize at the end – a berth in provincials.

The Wellington Secondary School gym hosts the Island championships starting today (Feb. 23), with the Wildcats, the Woodlands Eagles and the Nanaimo District Islanders all participating.

Welly tips things off at 2 p.m. against Brentwood, NDSS faces Lambrick Park at 3:45 p.m. and Woodlands meets Shawnigan Lake at 7:15 p.m.

In out-of-town action, Wellington’s senior AA boys start their Island championships in Victoria tonight against Brentwood.

The Cedar Spartans senior A girls are hosting the Island championships this week, but coach Launa Gannon was unavailable for comment.

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