Isfeld bounced back from a loss to Carihi to place third at the AAA North Island senior boys basketball championships in Alberni. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Ice third at AAA North Islands

Isfeld bounces back after opening loss

After a rocky start Friday against Carihi, the Isfeld Ice senior boys basketball team finished third at the AAA North Island Championships last weekend in Port Alberni. By so doing, the team qualifies for the Island championships, which begin Thursday at Carihi in Campbell River.

In Friday’s game, coach Tom Elwood said Isfeld was not ready to compete at the required level and was beaten by Carihi 66-42. Going 4/16 from the foul line and turning over the ball 21 times led to the team’s demise.

With the season hanging in the balance, Isfeld played Alberni Saturday in a loser-goes-home game. Up 12-11 in the first quarter, the Ice went on a 9-2 run to end the quarter up 21-13. In the second quarter, Isfeld held the Armada to seven points, going up by 17 at the half. In the third quarter, a 25-2 run put the game on Ice as Isfeld won 84-44. Thomas Green had 10, Riley Fussel added 11 and Thaskani Mtawali had 15 as 12 Ice hit the scoresheet.

In the 3/4 game, Isfeld faced Wellington and put on an offensive clinic in how to share the ball and make the extra pass. The Ice never trailed in the game that was never closer than five points. Isfeld hit 14 threes for the game, scoring 56 points in the first half and cruising to a 100-57 win. Mtawali had 25, while not playing in the fourth quarter. Green added 13, Alessandro Bovio had 12, and Trent Johnson and Dawson Fox each scored 11 points.

Just Posted

Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue kept busy across the province

CVGSAR had a busy week, sending rescuers as far away as Invermere

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Glacier View residents take a ride on the river

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

Brewing up some community engagement

Insp. Tim Walton says goodbye to the Comox Valley

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights can be misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal in 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls

Four of Vancouver’s next five games are at home

RCMP looking for missing Duncan teen

Dallas Macleod, 18, was last seen on Aug. 10

Most Read