Douglas College - On Sunday afternoon the inaugural Underclassmen All-Star games took place hosted by Douglas College. 60 of the top Grade 8, 9, and 10 athletes from around the province gathered for the new addition to All-Star weekend, the day following the Senior Boys All-Star games. All teams were given the chance to practice together on the Douglas College floor the night prior to ensure athletes could adjust to the full size floor and their new teammates.
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The first game of the afternoon featured the high school newcomers who played in a fast paced, high scoring game. By the third quarter the Home Team had built a solid 12 point lead. However, in the final minutes of the third the Away Team would come back and take the lead, but the Home Team would end the game on a huge run resulting in a 64-45 victory.
Flynn Merideth Black (Sir Charles Tupper) - 16 Points
Allan Landasan- 11 Points
Jack Fergesson (Vancouver College) - 9 Points
Kevin Kao (Walnut Grove) - 15 Points
Marco Esteban (A.R. MacNeill) - 9 Points
Kabie Buttal (McMath) - 5 Points
Flynn Merideth Black
The second game of the afternoon was arguably the best as the teams played an evenly matched game from start to finish. The two teams would combine for 15 “3’s” for the game resulting in a high scoring affair. In the end, the Away Team pulled out the win by a score of 73-66.
Jackson Thackwray (A.R. MacNeill) - 21 Points
Nick Chan (Sir Winston Churchill) - 10 Points
Luke Tobias (Sir Charles Tupper)- 8 Points
Travis Hamberger (McMath) - 21 Points
Cam Slaymaker (Terry Fox) - 18 Points
Rhys Maestre (Sir Charles Tupper) - 11 Points
Eli Van Haren
Zyken San Felipe
No different than the first two games, the Grade 10 All-Star game was packed with talent, however the teams had a much different dynamic. For starters, this would be the first time a number of the athletes would compete against other players their age having spent their Junior year playing up with the Senior teams. Additionally, a trio of St. George’s athletes, and a pair from both Holy Cross and Lord Tweedsmuir were split up - going from teammates to foes which brought an intense level of competition to the game. The game was close for three quarters but the Away Team would use a large fourth quarter to defeat their All-Star competitors 81-65.
Hunter Simpson (Kelowna) - 18 Points
Brent Padilla (Holy Cross) - 11 Points
Jaxon Cohee (St. George’s) - 10 Points
Hunter Cruz-Dumont (Vancouver College) - 10 Points
Ao Ma (St. George’s) - 13 Points
Jackson Corneil (Lord Tweedsmuir) - 11 Points
Emir Krupic (B.C. Christian Prep)- 11 Points