Vanier Secondary hosts the 2018 Towhee Invitational senior boys basketball tournament this weekend.

Towhees win three

The Vanier Towhees ended the Christmas break with three games on the weekend at the Claremont Spartans Tournament in Victoria.

On Friday, Vanier handily defeated Royal Bay Secondary 69 to 39, stifling the Rovers with a mix of defences. After defeating them three weeks ago by a point, Vanier was ready to see who had improved the most. All members played important minutes because the team had a second game that day against Mount Douglas. Levi Timmermans led the scoring with 22 points, while hauling in 10 rebounds and four steals. Dawson Kipp added 10 points, four assists and five rebounds, while Sidney Woodrow led the rebounding with 12. All players except one scored points.

Against Mt. Doug — a 4A school — the Towhees again came out strong and defended well.

“Mt. Doug also played very well, and the big difference most likely was the 20 rebound difference between the two teams, 54 to 34,” Vanier coach Larry Street said.

Another double double by Timmermans (28 points, 11 rebounds) was followed up by Bentley Barths, who scored 11 points and six rebounds to complement his relentless defence. Aidan Bernard added nine points and 10 rebounds, and Riley Meyerhoff had eight points, four steals and four assists. Final score: 66-57 Vanier.

On Saturday, for the first time in the past 24 years, the Towhees played perennial 2A powerhouse St. Michaels University School — Steve Nash’s former school. This top 10 team is well coached by long-time mentor Ian Hyde-Lay, whose teams are always tough defensively, and smart. The Towhees again played its entire bench, which may have disrupted flow, but made for an entertaining game. Vanier won 58-48. Kyle Piercy played an inspiring game with 19 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals. Timmermans added 14 points and 13 hard-fought rebounds, and Meyerhoff was his usual ‘Beast’ mode with 13 rebounds and four steals. Bernard was solid again with seven points, eight rebounds and strong defensive play.

Timmermans was awarded a tournament all-star.

Next up is the Towhee Tournament, Friday and Saturday at Vanier.

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