|It was a successful debut for the Charles Hays Rainmakers as they|
topped Walnut Grove on Thursday at the Vancouver College Emerald Tournament
(from the Vancouver College video stream)
The first day of tournament play for the Charles Hays Rainmaker was a successful one, with Senior Boys from Rupert holding off a late game charge from Langley's Walnut Grove Gators to take their first game in this weekends event.
The Makers for the most part controlled the play for the bulk of the game, though on occasion the Langley ballers would mount an impressive push to put a bit of a scare in the Charles Hays Squad.
The flow of the game was fast paced and found the two teams exchanging flurries of scoring streaks before surrendering some of their gains, the match providing for for some frantic final minutes as the Walnut Grove team made a hard push to try to overcome the Charles Hays lead.
And while they had some success in clawing their way towards the Makers, the Rupert squad held off the charge to claim the 83 to 77 victory.
That moves the Rainmakers forward in the tournament into Friday play and the task won't be an easy one as the Rupert boys take on the host Vancouver College team in their own barn with what should be a huge and enthusiastic crowd to cheer on the Vancouver side.
Rainmaker fans can do some long distance cheering by way of a video feed from the Alumni Gym at Vancouver College, tip off this afternoon comes at 3:30 PM
Should the Rainmakers topple the highly regarded Vancouver club they will next see action on Saturday morning at 11:45 AM
You can keep track of the Rainmakers in Vancouver from our story from Thursday.
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