After defeating Terrace’s Caledonia Secondary School 56-39 on Friday, the Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) senior boys basketball team came back to once again overcome their competitors 63-51 on Saturday in a game that appeared to be in Terrace’s favour until the final quarter.
By half time of Saturday’s game, the Rainmakers led 28-24 over Caledonia. But when the teams came back for the third quarter, Terrace took over the lead and ended the third up 45-39.
“We were up seven points [in the first part of the third quarter] but we let them back in … the first run after the start of the second half hurt us a bit,” said coach Mel Bishop of Saturday’s game, adding Caledonia was able to get 21 points before the start of the fourth.
But in the final part of the game, CHSS caught up and was able to overcome Caledonia.
“Then the defence really stepped up in the last quarter. They didn’t get to score a lot … we created some turnovers and put more pressure on the ball,” Bishop said.
In the end, the Rainmakers took the game 63-51, led by John Sampson with 19 points, 14 from Justin McChesney and 12 from Rosendo Masocol.
Friday’s game came easier for the senior boys, with the Rainmakers going into the second half of the game with a 10-point lead. In the end, CHSS took the game 56-39. Leading the charge was Garret Kobza with 17 points and 10 points each from Sampson, Masocol and Perry
“We held them at 39, which is very good … we rebounded better in the first game,” Bishop said.
“I’m really impressed with their energy. I thought they worked hard.”
This week the senior boys are down in Pitt Meadows competing in the 2014 Air Show Tournament against a number of skilled teams. Prior to the tournament the Rainmakers will play an exhibition game against Pitt Meadows’ team. Tomorrow, the boys will take on Heritage Woods in a morning game.