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Basketball welcomed back

The Dover Bay Dolphins senior boys reaching the final at the Welcome Back Tournament, falling to the host Cowichan Thunderbirds 90-64.

Basketball teams were welcomed back to the court on the weekend.

Cowichan Secondary School held its annual Welcome Back Tournament on two courts in Duncan on Friday and Saturday, and Nanaimo teams all won games there.

The Dover Bay Dolphins senior boys fared best, reaching the tournament final where they fell to the Cowichan Thunderbirds 90-64.

Dover got matched up against the Nanaimo District Islanders in the semifinals and it was a close finish, with the north-enders prevailing 53-51. Dover’s other win came against the Belmont Bulldogs, a 79-44 blowout.

NDSS won its tournament opener 73-45 against the Claremont Spartans. Callum Gemma scored a game-high 24 points in that one, with Winston Gardiner adding 15.

The Wellington Wildcats also participated, winning the consolation final 76-61 against Belmont. Wellington’s other win came against Duncan Christian, an 87-56 blowout.

GAME ON … The Barsby Blazers senior boys visit NDSS tonight (Dec. 15) for a 7 p.m. tipoff. ND’s girls are also in action, hosting Isfeld at 5 p.m. Wellington’s senior girls and boys are on the road at Ballenas.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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