Esquimalt High Sneaks past Edward Milne in win

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Xavier Stark lead the charge for Esquimalt scoring 22 points in the game. Photo By Nathanael Laranjeiras

Esquimalt high school (Dockers) defeated Edward Milne Community School (Wolverines) by a score of 62-50 on Wednesday night. The game proved to a well-balanced game as both teams went back and forth. despite Esquimalt being the number one team with a record of 4-0 in the 3A league and Edward Milne having a record of 0-2, The Wolverines were able to hold their ground.

Esquimalt point guard Subi Islam finished the game with 5 points. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
Esquimalt point guard Subi Islam finished the game with 5 points. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
The first quarter proved to be Esquimalt as they had four different players scoring to finish the quarter at 19-13. Edward Milne would start to push back causing Esquimalt to give up the ball a couple of times. The second quarter proved to be all Edward Milne as they finished the quarter 31-27 holding the lead at the half.
Michael Hopkins helped propel Esquimalt's offense. Photo By Nathanael Laranjeiras
Michael Hopkins helped propel Esquimalt’s offense. Photo By Nathanael Laranjeiras

The Wolverines went on to maintain a steady lead with the Dockers clawing back at every opportunity they had to regain the lead. The 3rd quarter ended at a score of 38-45 for Edward Milne putting the home crowd in a state of worry. It wouldn’t be long as Esquimalt was able to hold Edward Milne to only 5 points in the total quarter proving to be enough to come back.

Esquimalts' Sampson Watson (Left Red) scored 18 points proving to be a key factor in the Dockers win. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
Esquimalts’ Sampson Watson (Left Red) scored 18 points proving to be a key factor in the Dockers win. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
After a few clutch three-pointers from Xavier Stark, and Connor Le-Mackay as well the paint presence of Sampson Watson proving to be the dominate player down low. Allowing Esquimalt to take a 12 point lead over Edward Milne running the clock and ending the game.