Nanaimo school beats Isfeld of Courtenay in return match

Nanaimo school beats Isfeld of Courtenay in return match

The host Isfeld Ice lost 89-80 to Wellington Secondary of Nanaimo, Tuesday night in a triple-A senior boys high school basketball league game.

The two North Island teams had met last weekend at the Santa Slam tournament in Victoria, where the Ice won 74-69.

In Tuesday’s game, Isfeld held a 20-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the game was tied at 41 by the half.

“It was a really good game and went down to the last three minutes,” Isfeld coach Dikran Zabunyan said. “They executed better down the stretch and we did not.”

Ice co-captain Temwa Mtawali, who fouled out with two minutes remaining in the game, scored 47 points.

“We finished the year 9-4 as I anticipated we would, given our schedule and injuries,” Zabunyan said.

After the Christmas break, Isfeld returns to the floor Jan. 7 against Ballenas Secondary in a league game in Parksville. Three days later, the boys will be in Port Alberni to compete at the Totem Classic Tournament.

 

Nanaimo school beats Isfeld of Courtenay in return match

Nanaimo school beats Isfeld of Courtenay in return match