The Highland senior boys qualified for the Island AA basketball finals after a runner-up finish at North Islands on the weekend in Ladysmith.
The team beat Kwalikum 70-52 in its first game. Liam Walsh led the defence with 10 blocks and 15 rebounds. Reece Johnston led the scoring with six three-pointers and a total of 22 points. Matt Asselin scored 15 points.
Highland had a slow start in the final against Ladysmith, going down 12-0 in the first few minutes. The squad rallied back to bring it within four in the fourth quarter but lost the game 80-72. Gavin Hughes led the scoring with 22 points, followed by Walsh with 19 points.
St. Michaels University School in Victoria hosts the Island finals. Highland plays St. Michaels in its first game Thursday.