Golds start with style

The Senior Golds basketball team performed well on the weekend at Robert Bateman Secondary School in Abbotsford

The Senior Golds basketball team performed well on the weekend at Robert Bateman Secondary School in Abbotsford.

On Thursday, the Golds lost 59-53 to Charles Best Secondary, which is ranked eighth in preseason AAA rankings.

Game star was Lenny Depatie with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Golds were up the entire game, but some untimely turnovers in the final three minutes put Charles Best ahead.

The result showed the Golds’ inexperience as a Grade 11- heavy team, but they gave an outstanding effort.

On Friday, the Golds claimed a 64-49 win over Langley Secondary.

Game star was Stephen Kooistra who hit four three-pointers, and, as the point guard, facilitated the offence by spreading the ball around as well as playing great defence.

On Saturday it was a 60-42 win over Guildford Park Secondary.

Game star was Jordan Hislop who scored 23 points, and set the tone for the game by scoring 16 of the team’s 22 first quarter points.

Overall during the weekend, all 13 players who dressed got to play, and every player registered a basket.

“It was a great effort all weekend, and a really positive start to the weekend,” said head coach Rhys Waters. “Competition is high at the Coast and the team rose to the occasion.”

Jordan Grieve is assistant coach, along with Jim and Brody Duxbury also assisting.

Upcoming:

• The Golds are at Mount Boucherie on Dec 9.

The home opener is Dec 16 versus Rutland Secondary. There will be popcorn and a halftime game and the team would love to see the stands packed. Tip-off 6 p.m. for the Jewels, 6:45 for the Golds.

• The Homecoming alumni tournament takes place Dec 22 and 23. Contact rwaters@sd83.bc.ca for information.

 

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