A rematch of last season’s Vancouver Island basketball championship wasn’t close.
The Nanaimo District Islanders knocked off the defending-champion Wellington Wildcats by a 92-57 score on Tuesday at the NDSS gym to start the 2016-17 high school AAA boys’ basketball regular season.
The game was within four points midway through the second quarter, but NDSS ended the half on a 12-0 run for a comfortable lead.
Nanaimo District’s Anders Cederberg scored a game-high 28 points and teammate Will Fridriksson added 21.
For the Wildcats, Ryder Jenks scored 21 points and Brooks Branchi added 20.