Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
January 12, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Oak Bay Bays remained undefeated in Division 1 Senior Boys high school basketball league play Tuesday night, cruising to an 83-54 victory over the Lambrick Park Lions at Lambrick Park Secondary School in Victoria.
Oak Bay’s Caelan Scott (6) drives past Lambrick defender Evan Gill (11) during second half action Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
Tuesday night’s match-up was a battle of the undefeated in Division 1, as both the Lions and Bays headed into the game with identical 3-0 records. Both were coming off big wins in their previous league games, with the Bays thumping Belmont 97-57 on Dec. 17 and the Lions beating up on Claremont 86-44 on Jan. 5.
Oak Bay’s Matt Griffin goes up for two of his 12 points against the Lions on Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
The Bays however, as the #1 ranked 4A team on the Island and the #2 ranked team in the Province, were heavily favoured over the Lions, also ranked #1 on the Island and #2 in the Province at the 2A level, and they showed why on Tuesday, jumping out to a 19-7 lead and then finishing the quarter up 19-13 on the hosts.
Oak Bay’s Isaiah Romanow (15) soars to the hoop for an easy lay-up Tuesday. Romanow would finish with 8 points on the night (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
The Bays extended the lead to 35-22 at the half and then, in a third quarter that the Lions would like to forget, the Bays put up 31 points, against the Lions 12, to go up 66-34 at the break.
Lambrick would salvage a little bit of pride, winning the fourth quarter 20-17, but that would not be enough and the Bays moved to 4-0 with the 83-54 win.
Lambrick Park’s Ty Schindel (23) goes hard to the hoop for 2 of his 9 points against Oak Bay on Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
Leading the way for Oak Bay was Myka Tang-Blumenschein with 18 points. Madhu McConnell, with 14 and Matt Griffin, with 12, were also into double figures for the Bays.
For Lambrick, Austin Somers led the way with 19 points, with Ty Schindel chipping in nine and Ty Adams adding eight.
Lambrick Park’s Evan Gill (11) tries hard to drive past the pressure of Oak Bay’s Jack Mulcahy (14) during second half action Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
Oak Bay’s Ben Watts-Woodridge (13) goes in for the tough lay-up between a pair of Lambrick Park defenders (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)
Both teams continue Division 1 league play next Tuesday Jan. 19 as the Bays will host Spectrum, while the Lions host St. Michaels. Both games begin at 7:30 pm.
The full set of images from this game can be found at http://goo.gl/C1jwvY