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B-ball up and running

Basketball season tipped off this week in Nanaimo. The first league games of the fall were held around the Island on Tuesday.

Basketball season tipped off this week in Nanaimo.

The first league games of the fall were held around the Island on Tuesday. The Wellington Wildcats beat the Woodlands Eagles by a blowout score in senior AAA boys’ action at the Woodlands Secondary School gym.

“We ran our stuff really crisp and tight,” said Alex Staniforth, Wellington forward. “It was a good, easy win to start the season, a good confidence builder.”

Staniforth was the game’s top scorer with 20 points and Ja Taylor added 11. For the Eagles, Jordan Cox scored 18 and Max MacKay had nine.

In Parksville, the Barsby Blazers lost 53-33 to the Ballenas Whalers. Michael Wyse had 17 points for Barsby.

Also up Island, the NDSS girls were defeated 58-37 by the Kwalikum Kondors. Natasha Jensen scored 11 points for ND.


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