Nanaimo District Islanders centre Callum Gemma vies for the ball during a game against the Vernon Panthers last week at provincials in Langley.

Nanaimo District Islanders centre Callum Gemma vies for the ball during a game against the Vernon Panthers last week at provincials in Langley.

NDSS, Wellington battle at tourney

The Nanaimo District Islanders and Wellington Wildcats rose to the challenge of provincial championships.

The Nanaimo District Islanders and Wellington Wildcats rose to the challenge of provincial championships.

The two senior AAA boys’ basketball teams finished in the top 10 at the B.C. Boys’ High School Basketball Championships last week at the Langley Events Centre, with NDSS placing seventh and Wellington placing ninth.

The Islanders boys earned their seventh-place finish by defeating the defending champs, St. Thomas More, by a 65-56 score Saturday. The Islanders’ other win at the tourney came against Vernon on Wednesday.

Welly also finished with a win, 46-31 over McNair. The ’Cats defeated Windsor on Friday.

Nanaimo District’s Tyus Barfoot was selected as a first-team all-star.