Rainmakers Kai Leighton goes up for the block in the teams first game of the No Regrets tournament (Submitted by / Neil Dixon)

Charles Hays senior boys make it rain this weekend

Rainmakers senior boys basketball thrashed Caledonia twice

The Charles Hays’ senior boys basketball team started its home season Friday night with an emphatic 66-51 win over the visiting team from Caledonia.

The game on Dec. 14 came on the heels of a strong showing at the No Regrets Tournament in Vancouver the weekend prior. The Rainmakers placed second at that tournament and carried their momentum into Friday’s game.

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It was the home opener for the Rainmakers and the team did not disappoint their fans. The team was carried to victory on the backs of strong performances from Kai Leighton and Liam McChesney. Both McChesney and Leighton scored 19 points, while point guard Tyler Jones scored 12 points.

After the victory, the team didn’t have much time to turn around as they travelled to Terrace, this time to play on Caledonia’s home court.

The second game was not nearly as tightly contested as the first of the home and home series. The Rainmakers walked away with a huge 83-38 win.

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The 45 point win was one of the largest margins of victory for the team this year, and again it came on the backs of its two star forwards, Leighton and McChesney, both of whom walked away from the game with double-doubles.

McChesney nearly outscored the opposing team himself, posting 36 points and adding in 10 rebounds. Leighton wasn’t far behind his teammate posting an impressive 22 points and 14 rebound performance.

The back to back games were the last on the schedule for the Rainmakers until the new year. They do have some exhibition games over the break but nothing that will impact the standings.

The team kicks off the new year with a game against Kitsilano on Jan. 4, 2019.



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