Barsby b-ball beats Eagles

The Barsby Blazers senior AA boys’ basketball team defeated the Woodlands Eagles 55-49 on Thursday at John Barsby Secondary School gym.

Woodlands Eagles player Zack Mackay

Woodlands Eagles player Zack Mackay

The Blazers were better this time and beat the Eagles in local high school hoops action.

The Barsby Blazers senior AA boys’ basketball team defeated the Woodlands Eagles 55-49 on Thursday at John Barsby Secondary School gym.

The game was tied 18-18 at halftime before the Blazers built a lead at the end of the third quarter.

Chris DeGoutiere led Barsby with 20 points, Michael Wyse added 16 and North Rainey had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight steals. For the Eagles, Zack Mackay scored 22 and Jordan Cox chipped in 12.

The result evened the season series as the teams get ready to move from the regular season to playoffs.

GAME ON … The Blazers are home to the Ladysmith 49ers today (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m. at John Barsby Secondary School gym, while the Eagles host the Kwalikum Kondors tonight at 7 p.m. at the Woodlands Secondary School gym. In senior AAA boys’ play, the Nanaimo District Islanders visit the Ballenas Whalers and in senior AAAA boys’ action, the Dover Bay Dolphins visit the Alberni Armada.