Highland’s sr. boys basketball team. Back row, from left: coach Gavin Hughes, Alejandro Martinez, Josh Taylor, Adam Torry, Will Derksen and Scott Gilfillan. Front: Boone Trickett, David Ng, Renzo Martinez-Valera and Luke Yeo. Photo supplied

Highland’s sr. boys basketball team. Back row, from left: coach Gavin Hughes, Alejandro Martinez, Josh Taylor, Adam Torry, Will Derksen and Scott Gilfillan. Front: Boone Trickett, David Ng, Renzo Martinez-Valera and Luke Yeo. Photo supplied

Highland by three over Ladysmith

Double-A basketball teams engage in classic

The Highland Raiders senior boys basketball team won a nail-biting AA game against Ladysmith, Tuesday at the Comox high school.

Ladysmith found its footing first, but their eight-point lead was erased when 6’3 Highland forward Will Derksen put the team on the board with a clean two-pointer. David Ng and Adam Torry followed suit with two-pointers of their own.

The Raiders hit their stride when sophomore student Josh Taylor hit two three-pointers before following up with a two-pointer before the end of the first quarter.

The teams were neck and neck throughout, but Highland brought it home in the fourth quarter, adding 16 points to their total with the help of Renzo Martinez, who hit a slick three-pointer.

The final score was 54-51 for Highland. Team captain Luke Yeo sunk five of six free throws, and ended the night as the highest scorer with 17 points. Taylor contributed 15 points, and Torry hit for 12.

Former Raiders player/head coach Gavin Hughes was proud of his team.

“They played an excellent game together and pulled through for a well-deserved win at home,” he said.

The Raiders next home game is Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. against Campbell River’s Timberline Secondary.

Come out and support the Raiders.

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