High school hoops teams hone their game

The Wellington Wildcats senior AAA boys reached the final of the G.P. Vanier Towhees Invitational, falling 77-73 to Killarney.

Nanaimo high school basketball teams were in contention in tournament action last weekend.

The Wellington Wildcats senior AAA boys reached the final of the G.P. Vanier Towhees Invitational, falling 77-73 to Killarney. Wellington reached the final on the strength of a 71-70 win over the Dover Bay Dolphins in the semis; Dover went on to take third place with a 53-39 win over the host Towhees.

The Nanaimo District Islanders, meanwhile, competed at the Pitt Meadows Air Show tournament, where they won two of three games, beating Pitt 58-38 and handling North Delta 76-42.

The Barsby Blazers played at the Esquimalt Fire Tournament, coming fourth. The highlight was Barsby’s last game on Saturday in which it overcame an early 30-6 deficit to come back and beat Reynolds 66-59. Brendon Dumont scored 27 points in that one and Michael Wyse scored 18.

In league play this past Tuesday, the Blazers fell 78-58 to the Ballenas Whalers with Dumont scoring 24 for Barsby. Last week the Woodlands Eagles were 63-51 winners over the Blazers; Max MacKay scored a game-high 32 points and Wyse led Barsby with 20.