‘History made’: Boys basketball teams from Victoria, Nanaimo win big at provincial championships

'History made': Boys basketball teams from Victoria, Nanaimo win big at provincial championships
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It was slam-dunk wins for a pair of Vancouver Island-based boys basketball teams at this weekend’s BC School Sports Provincial Championships.

The 4A team from Spectrum Community School in Saanich beat the Tamanawis Wildcats 92 to 72 to win big at the 2024 championships, which were held March 6-9 at the Langley Event Centre.

“History made,” the Spectrum Thunder said in an Instagram post following the game, adding that it was their first-ever program win. They last visited “the big dance” back in 1999.

In another post, the Thunder said player J Elijah Helman was the first team all-star.

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Meanwhile, Tyler Felt was the 2024 4A Boys MVP, according to a post from Vancouver Basketball. It said “Tyler was a force to be reckoned with, recording 26 points (shooting 80% from the field), 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks in the Final.”

An up-Island team also netted gold.

The boys’ team from Nanaimo’s Dover Bay Secondary, the Dover Bay Dolphins, took the 3A Boys Basketball title after a 75 to 61 win against the M.E.I. Eagles.

Frank Linder was the 2024 3A Boys MVP, reads a post from the Dolphins. “When a dolphin and an eagle get in a fight, the dolphins always come out on top,” the team said in another post, praising the players.

The Oak Bay Bays 4A team also competed at provincials, competing against Tamanawis in the semi-finals.

The Unity Christian Flames from Chilliwack were named the 1A Boys Basketball champions, while Collingwood Cavaliers from West Vancouver were the 2A champions.

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