After a strong showing at the B.C. Christian Schools senior boys basketball championship in Surrey last weekend, the Duncan Christian School Chargers have climbed to fourth place in the provincial single-A rankings.
The Chargers finished fourth at the Christian tournament, falling to host Pacific Academy in a close 83-73 bronze-medal game. Jesse Van Wingerden was named to the tournament all-star team.
“I am extremely proud of the way the boys played,” coach Jim Brandsma said. “There is a lot to take away from the tournament. Many good things to build on and also a number of things to work on as we move on into the season.”
Michael Brandsma had 22 points and nine rebounds as DCS downed Carver Christian in the opener, and Van Wingerden led the way with 23 points, seven assists and seven steals in a 70-48 win over White Rock Christian. Van Wingerden again set the pace with 19 points as the Chargers lost the semifinal 87-53 to Langley Christian, and Adam Kapteyn had a team-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in the bronze-medal loss.
The DCS senior girls, meanwhile, lost their first two games at a cross-zone tournament in North Vancouver before going out with a 58-39 win over Lakes District Secondary.
Juliet King had 17 points and 22 rebounds in the first game, a 60-38 loss to Cambie, and Danielle Groenendijk had 19 points and 17 rebounds in a 58-37 loss to Barriere. King put up 26 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Lakes District, while tournament all-star Groenendijk had 14 points and 21 boards.