Rainmakers take on Dragons in BC High School Basketball Championship

The 2A final will have No. 1 Charles Hays (Prince Rupert) and No. 2 King George (Vancouver) at 3:45pm

The defending champion Charles Hays Rainmakers will take on the King George Dragons as the top two seeds will meet to determine the BC High School 2A Boys Tournament provincial title.

The top-seeded Rainmakers held off a third-quarter charge by Brentwood College for the 69-55 win while the No. 2 Dragons from Vancouver topped the Lambrick Park Lions 84-65. Neither team trailed in their respective semi-final games setting up their first meeting of the season in the championship game.

The game tips off today at 3:45 p.m. at Langley Events Centre.

The Rainmakers rattled off the game’s first 10 points and led by 19 at the half. Brentwood College did cut the deficit down to four points in the final quarter but a 10-0 run quickly put Charles Hay firmly back in control.

It was a balanced Charles Hays attack with Kai Leighton (16 points), Caden Pagens (15 points), Rylan Adams (14 points) and Tyler Jones (13 points) each contributing double figures. Leighton and Pagens also pulled down 19 and 12 rebounds, respectively. The Rainmakers outrebounded Brentwood College by a commanding 48-32 margin.

Shaw Blaisdell led Brentwood College with 18 points.

And just like the Rainmakers, King George also used a balanced attack with five players between 12 and 18 points. Romel Eyobe was high man with 18 points also dishing out four assists and getting six steals. Silvio Suchy added 15 points and seven rebounds, Jodhan Uppal and Gareth Wintjes had 13 points apiece and Nikola Guzina had a dozen points to go along with five rebounds, five assists, six steals and a pair of blocked shots.

Nate Crust’s 19 points led all Lions players.

While the Rainmakers were in last year’s final and are in search of a fifth title (they won a pair 2Aof championships as Prince Rupert while also claiming the 4A title back in 1964, the Dragons are back in the title game after falling short in 2018.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Just Posted

UPDATE: First presumptive case of COVID-19 in Prince Rupert

Doctor says it was a visitor, Northern Health won’t confirm

Digital Daffodils

April is Canadian Cancer Society’s cancer awareness month

North District RCMP see massive spike in domestic calls

Connection to COVID-19 pandemic likely for reduced call volume, increased severity

City gives no response to homelessness concerns

City demands shelter close, but no response to pleas from shelter to open Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19

Northern Health confident precautions sufficient enough to keep work camps open

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

Most Read