Sooke’s EMCS Wolverines drop season opener

Parkland best EMCS squad 81-64

It wasn’t exactly the start of the season the EMCS Wolverines were hoping for.

The highly-touted senior boys basketball team lost its season opener Wednesday to North Saanich’s Parkland Secondary School by a score of 81-64.

“It wasn’t a great outing,” said head coach Trevor Bligh.

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The team was down to eight players due to injury and illness, with only two starters in the line up.

“The bottom three guys on the rotation played some major minutes, and they’re still getting used to the system,” Bligh said.

Parkland grabbed an early lead and never looked back. EMCS closed the gap at one point with Parkland leading 39-36.

The Wolverines also kept Parkland scoreless for more than six minutes in the third quarter, but were unable to capitalize.

Top scorers for EMCS was Jaden DeMelo with 18, while Jonas Caram and Wade Fitzner netted eight each.

Meanwhile, EMCS plays this weekend at the annual Cowichan Welcome Back Tournament in Duncan. The Wolverines lost their first game Thursday to the host Cowichan Thunderbirds 92-79.



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