The ADSS senior boys’ Armada basketball team had a great run in the first half of their league home game with John Barsby Secondary on Dec. 18, but their efforts deflated early in the second half of the game and they ended up losing 83–68.
“We played really great basketball for three and a half quarters,” head coach Craig Brooks said.
The Armada were up 38–31 at halftime after spending much of the second half in the Barsby end of the court.
“We came out completely flat in the third quarter and we ended up on the wrong end of a 17–4 run,” he added.
Brooks called for a couple of timeouts in the third quarter “to try and right the ship, but by then the script had completely flipped.”
Barsby was ranked No. 1 in the pre-season on Vancouver Island, but injuries early in the season haven’t given them a No. 1 record. They are still a strong team, Brooks said. “Barsby’s the type of team you can’t make mistakes against.”
The Armada boys face Kwalikum in their first contest at Totem 64, at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10.