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Barsby beats Cedar on basketball court

Barsby Blazers player Kyle Vollet scores a basket during Tuesday’s senior AA game against the Cedar Spartans at John Barsby Secondary School. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Barsby Blazers player Kyle Vollet scores a basket during Tuesday’s senior AA game against the Cedar Spartans at John Barsby Secondary School.
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Barsby is pretty good at basketball, too.

The Barsby Blazers senior AA boys’ basketball team won an all-Nanaimo matchup on Tuesday at the John Barsby Secondary School gym, defeating the Cedar Spartans 71-62.

“We shot the ball well, rebounded great,” said Colin Boyce, the team’s coach. “It was an all-around team effort.”

Chris DeGoutiere led his team with 29 points and Brian Peck had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Another all-Nanaimo matchup saw the Cedar girls hold off the Nanaimo District Secondary School Islanders 48-41.

Cedar coach Daryl Rodgers said his team did well considering the girls had only had a couple of practices beforehand.

“We have a few athletes out there that just being athletic kind of helps and you can get away with little [mistakes],” he said.

Shelby Dorman-Banks scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Spartans and Natasha Jensen was ND’s top scorer with 10 points.

Over at the Woodlands Secondary School gym, the host Eagles defeated the Highland Raiders 66-35 in senior AA boys’ action. Zack Williams had 20 points and 20 rebounds and Nathan Perry had 20 points and 12 boards.

The Wellington senior AA girls beat the Kwalikum Kondors 50-23 in Nanaimo; Victoria Brown was her team’s top scorer.

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