Friday, January 25, 2019

Rainmakers off to strong start at Vancouver College's Emerald Tourney

A strong start for the Charles Hays Senior Boys Rainmakers,
the Prince Rupert boys topped Surry's Lord Tweedsmuor 89 - 60
in Day One of the Vancouver College Emerald Tournament

(photo from Vancouver College live stream)

The Charles Hays Senior Rainmakers made a good first impression as they took to the court in the 2019 Emerald Tournament hosted by Vancouver College, with the Makers' putting out a strong display of offensive power in their debut match up with Lord Tweedsmuir.

The Rainmakers came out fast and quickly built what became an insurmountable lead as the full forty minutes played out, using their size speed and smart positional play to set the pace for an 89 to 60 victory over the Surrey team.

And while Lord Tweedsmuir would hang in and pick away at the Rainmaker lead, anytime that they showed signs of putting on a push, the Charles Hays five would shut it down with some strong defensive play.

The Rainmakers played near error free ball for much of the game, with only the odd misdirected pass or giveaway making for much in the way of trouble.

The Charles Hays squad made use of some smart ball handling and clock management to ensure that the Panthers never rally had an opportunity to make a run to knock down the large leads that the Rainmakers would build on the night.

By the Quarter the results show the scope of the Rainmaker domination of the court in game one.

Lord Tweedsmuir 8

Lord Tweedsmuir 29

Lord Tweedsmuir 47

4th and Final Quarter
Lord Tweedsmuir 60

The Rainmakers now await their next competition for Day 2, with Oak Bay and Kitsilano to meet this afternoon, with the winner moving on to an 8:30 tip off with the Rainmakers tonight.

You can follow the action from the Vancouver College tournament from a video feed that they offer here.

While the Senior Boy's look to claim a tournament win in Vancouver, the Junior Boys are making plans for the Coastal Clash which is set for the Charles Hays Gymnasium today and tomorrow.

Action starts later this afternoon and continues tonight and all day Saturday, offering Prince Rupert basketball fans a chance to take in some high tempo basketball with teams from around the Northwest participating.

To keep up with news from the Rainmakers follow their twitter feed here.

More notes on the high school basketball scene can be explored from our Rainmakers archive.

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1 comment:

  1. So inspiring to watch our small town boys go toe-to-toe with all these big 4A Lower Mainland squads. They are not only holding their own, they are showing these schools how to play a total team game. Last night's 88-69 dismantling of Kitsilano was just another example of the tenacious team game Coach Bishop has these boys playing. This is a much improved team from the one that was here for the No Regrets Tournament in early December. Keep it up boys and looking forward to tonight's final.