The Island championship was an all-Nanaimo affair, and the NDSS Islanders won it.
Nanaimo District Secondary School’s senior AAA boys’ b-ball team claimed the championship Saturday night in Victoria, defeating the Wellington Wildcats 56-49 in the final.
Tyus Barfoot was chosen tournament MVP and his teammates Callum Gemma and Cole McGarvey were first-team all-stars, as were Wildcats players Anton Kamke and Daniel Goodman.
Both finalists advance to provincial championships March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.
Also at the Island tournament, NDSS defeated Carihi 59-37 in the semifinals and handled Edward Milne 67-39 in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats beat Isfeld 62-42 in the semis and defeated Pacific Christian 79-58 in the quarters.
Meanwhile, the AA Island championships were held this past weekend at Qualicum Beach. The Woodlands Eagles placed fifth and the Barsby Blazers and Ladysmith 49ers tied for seventh.