Isfeld’s Alessandro Bovio goes up to block Carihi’s Jonah Shankar in Saturday’s final match in the Vancouver Island boys basketball championship final. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Isfeld takes title after Campbell River-Courtenay tussle in Island championship final

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School is the Vancouver Island Boy’s AAA basketball champions, securing the title with a dominant 73-53 win over host Carihi Tyees Saturday.

Courtenay’s Isfield qualified for the final through a 104-97 triple overtime victory over crosstown rival G.P. Vanier. Isfeld also won their opener over Stelly’s by a score of 80-59.

Carihi qualified for the final on the strength of a 76-34 opening win over Victoria High, followed buy a 70-66 victory over Nanaimo’s Wellington.

Vanier secured third place with a 68-59 victory over Wellington on Saturday.

Advancing to the B.C. provincial championships March 7-10 in Langley, in order of Island final placement, are 1. Isfeld, 2. Carihi, 3. Vanier.

Tournament MVP was Isfeld’s Thaskani Mtawali. Best Defensive Player was Carihi’s Jonah Shankar and the Most Sportsmalike Team was Victoria High.

First All Star Team:

Ryder Jenks – Wellington

Levi Timmermans – Vanier

Riley Fussel – Isfeld

Allessandro Bovio – Isfeld

Jonah Shankar – Carihi

Second All Star Team:

Ephrem Waldu – Reynolds

Mohata Ahmen – Stelly’s

Yam Gordon – Wellington

Kyle Piercy – Vanier

Connor Hall – Carihi

 

Carihi Tyees’ Mason Osterhout-Code drives for the net during Saturday’s final in the Vancouver Island AAA Championship. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

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