Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
December 12, 2012, Victoria, BC (ISN) – A day after squeaking out a 68-67 OT win over the Belmont Bulldogs, the Oak Bay Bays Sr. Boys AAA Basketball team would have a much easier time of things Wednesday evening, blowing out the Reynolds Roadrunners 76-31 on their home court.
The Bays would start slowly in the game, holding just a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, but they would turn things on in the second, outscoring the overmatched and inexperienced Roadrunners 24-12 in the quarter to hold a 39-19 lead at half.
Oak Bay’s Timo Wiemer (15) calls for the ball early in the game against Reynolds on Wednesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
Leading the charge for Oak Bay in that second quarter were Matt Gray and Liam Horne who were virtually unstoppable and who would have 11 and 8 points respectively in the quarter.
Oak Bay’s Liam Horne (7, top left), Matt Hampton (4, top right) and Matt Gray (6, bottom) would run wild on the Roadrunners in the first half, accounting for 31 of the Bays 39 first half points (Photos: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
In the third quarter, things went from bad to worse for the Roadrunners, as their shooting went cold and they would score a meager 3 points, while the Bays continued to roll, pouring in 17 more to lead 56-22 after three.
Oak Bay’s Tiemo Wiemer (15) goes up for 2 of the 12 points he would score on the night in the Bays win (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
In the fourth quarter, the Bays were able to rest their starters and give their subs some decent playing time, but the young Roadrunners could not capitalize and the #1 ranked AAA team on the Island would continue to dominate, winning the quarter 20-9 and the game 76-31.
Oak Bay’s Dan Phillips would come off the bench to score 6 fourth quarter points for the Bays on Wednesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
Leading the way for the Bays were Gray and Horne with 21 and 14 points respectively, most of which came in the first half. Also of note for Oak Bay were Timo Wiemer with 12 and Dan Phillips who nailed two three pointers off the bench in the fourth to finish with 6 points. In all, 10 of the 12 players on the Oak Bay roster contributed points to the winning cause.
Oak Bay’s Matt Gray would lead all scorers Wednesday night with 21 points (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
On the Reynolds side, Amir Harati and Bryce Gaspar were the lone bright spots, contributing 10 points each to the losing effort.
The Roadrunner’s Bryce Gaspar (12) would be one of two Reynolds players with 10 points to lead the team in the losing effort against the Bays (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)
The Roadrunners will try to rebound on Thursday night when they host Spectrum, while Oak Bay will gear up for a battle next Tuesday with the #2 ranked team on the Island when they visit the Claremont Spartans.