The Isfeld Ice senior boys basketball team will be the North #3 seed at the Vancouver Island 3A championships.
The Ice finished third at the six-team North Island championships, held Feb. 16-18 at Mark Isfeld. As the North #1 seed the Ice had a bye on Feb. 16, where Wellington (Mid #2) crushed Timberline (North #3) 78-37 and Carihi (North #2) edged Ballenas (Mid #3) 85-84.
On Feb. 17 Nanaimo (Mid #1) knocked off Carihi 84-52, then the Ice fell 69-65 to Wellington. Nic Xylinas led Isfeld with 31 points and Davis Malton added 20. On Feb. 18, Isfeld defeated Carihi 66-51 behind a big 38-point game by Xylinas to earn third place.
Wellington got by Nanaimo 83-79 in the final to earn the North #1 seed to the Islands. Nanaimo is North #2 and Carii is North #4. Timberline and Ballenas tied for fifth at the North Islands.
The Islands go Feb. 26-28 at Parkland Secondary in Sidney. The top three teams from that eight-team tourney qualify for the B.C. Championships March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.