Dover boys, Wellington girls win Superball
Nanaimo neighbours met in the Superball final, and the north-end boys were a little bit better.
The Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAAA boys’ basketball team defeated the Wellington Wildcats AAA boys 63-58 on Saturday afternoon in tournament action at Wellington Secondary School.
The game was worthy of a tournament final, as it was 47-47 going into the fourth quarter and 58-58 with a minute and a half to go.
“Everybody on our team, we believe every time we make a pass that our buddy’s going to catch it and make the correct play,” said Christian Wigmore, Dover forward. “And if we believe in each other we’re going to be able to finish the game strong.”
Wigmore scored 21 points to lead the Dolphins in the final and his teammate Wes Richardson was picked as tournament MVP.
The Nanaimo District Islanders finished third in the boys’ brackets, beating the Gulf Islands Scorpions 51-47. Tyus Barfoot scored a game-high 16.
In girls’ action at Superball, the host Wildcats defeated the Mark Isfeld Ice 74-59 in Saturday’s final. Victoria Brown scored 23 points and was selected tournament MVP.
The Dover girls finished fifth, ending with a 61-32 win over the Carihi Tyees. Francesca Maestrello scored 22 points and Emily Shires added 15.
The Woodlands Eagles girls and boys teams travelled to play at the Alberni Totem tourney on the weekend. Woodlands’ girls finished with one win, 51-20 over St. Andrews on Saturday.
There are a handful of league games in Nanaimo on Tuesday (Jan. 14). The Wellington girls host Ballenas at 5 p.m. and the John Barsby Blazers host the Cedar Spartans, also at 5 p.m. The Woodlands Eagles host the Ladysmith 49ers at 7 p.m. and the Wellington boys host Ballenas at 7:30 p.m.