NDSS Islanders one win shy of playoffs

Nanaimo District Secondary School's senior AAA boys' basketball team lost 70-40 to Frances Kelsey on Tuesday.

NDSS Islanders player Peter Le Patezour lays in the ball during Tuesday’s game at the NDSS gym.

NDSS Islanders player Peter Le Patezour lays in the ball during Tuesday’s game at the NDSS gym.

The Nanaimo District Islanders weren’t quite playoff-calibre.

The NDSS senior AAA boys’ basketball team needed a victory in its home gym on Tuesday night against the Frances Kelsey Breakers to qualify for this weekend’s North Island championships. ND ended up losing 70-40.

“It was tough,” said Brett Leggett, coach of the Islanders. “Some of our stuff wasn’t dropping to begin with so it took a lot of the wind out of our sails.”

The Islanders had to satisfy themselves with a sportsmanlike effort as they shared playing time and seemed to have fun even in defeat.

“I was glad to see my players didn’t get their heads too far down,” said the coach.

Aidan Goodall led the Islanders with 14 points and Eric Lindsay added 10.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo News Bulletin