Neighbours meet on the b-ball court

The Nanaimo District Islanders started their regular season by getting the better of the Barsby Blazers.

The Nanaimo District Islanders started their regular season by getting the better of the Barsby Blazers.

NDSS beat Barsby by a blowout score Tuesday night at the John Barsby Secondary School gym. Winston Gardiner scored 17 and Nick Hunter added 15 points for ND, while Michael Wyse led Barsby with 11.

In Parksville, the Wellington Wildcats defeated the Ballenas Whalers 87-76. Alex Staniforth scored 27 points, Hayden Jeffrey added 18 and Daniel Goodman scored 14.

In the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Ballenas Secondary, Wellington’s girls were defeated by a blowout score. Olivia Mjaaland was top scorer for the Wildcats with 11 points.

In Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday, the Dover Bay Dolphins senior girls were defeated 43-40 in overtime by St. Francis.

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