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Junior T-Birds a powerhouse
Cowichan junior Thunderbirds are off to a great start to the basketball season.
The T-Birds remained on a roll by winning the Victoria Tipoff Tournament.
Cowichan tuned up with a game against Shawnigan Lake School Thursday and won 61-42 behind 20 points from Josh Charles, 14 by Tyler Hudson and 13 from Travis McDonald.
Cowichan crushed Mount Douglas 59-26 in the Victoria tournament quarterfinal. Charles led the way again with 18 points while McDonald had 12 and Jordy Frost added 10.
The semifinal brought a rematch against Shawnigan Lake and Cowichan prevailed again 57-34 in convincing fashion, with 17 points from McDonald, 13 from Charles and 12 from Hudson.
The championship game was no contest, either, as Cowichan blitzed Sullivan Heights 43-21.
Scoring for Cowichan was led by Hudson’s 17 points. Charles contributed another 10.
Cowichan was ranked No. 5 in the pre-season provincial poll, but is sure to move up.