Saul Rudderham shoots the ball over Caledonia’s John Sampson on Saturday afternoon.

Charles Hays Rainmakers flawless in weekend shootout

The Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) senior boys basketball team hosted the Rainmaker ShootOut over the weekend.

The Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) senior boys basketball team hosted the Rainmaker ShootOut over the weekend, competing against teams from Kitimat and Terrace.

Each team played against one another, with the Rainmakers winning both games against their opponents.

Mel Bishop, who coaches the senior boys team along with Ryan Bishop, said he was impressed with the team’s energy on Saturday.

“Our fitness is good right now … I thought we did some good things defensively. We held their offence down,” Bishop said.

“For this early, we’re playing good defence. Offensively, we still have a lot of work to do with passing decisions and shot selection,” he added.

The annual event started off with an exhibition game on Friday against the Crest Hotel from the Prince Rupert Men’s League, filling in for a Hazelton team that dropped out of the shootout at the last minute. Bishop said the Rainmakers will be competing against a number of teams from the league this season to get all the practice the senior boy’s can.

On Saturday, the Rainmaker Senior Boys faced off against Caledonia Secondary from Terrace, with the Prince Rupert team slowly building their lead in the first half of the game. In the third quarter, the Rainmakers secured themselves as winners, having double up on their opponentsthe beginning of the final quarter.

In the end, the Rainmakers won 69-44 against the Kermodes, with Grade 12 player John Sampson earning 15 points, with Grade 11 Rosendo Masacaol and Grade 12 Garrett Kobza shooting 12 points each.

“I thought Justin McChesney rebounded well. He has a lot of potential,” Bishop said of the 6’9 Grade 10 player.

Immediately after defeating Terrace, the Rainmakers went up against the Mount Elizabeth Secondary School Eagles from Kitimat and once against dominated.

In the first half of the game, Prince Rupert had already more than doubled Kitimat’s points, going on to win the game 82-49. The win came from the help of Kobza, who sunk 14 baskets, 12-points from Grade 12 player Marcus Komadina and 10-points from Keenan Paul, who is in Grade 11.

The CHSS Senior Boys Basketball team will be in Vanderhoof next weekend for a tournament, before heading to the North Shore tournament in North Vancouver on Dec. 11 to 14. The team will compete against 16 other teams from around the province.

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