The Caledonia Kermodes Sr. Boys basketball team Jan. 29.

Caledonia Sr. Boys see competitive play on the court

Caledonia's looking to make it to AAA provincials -- but has some tough competition

The Caledonia Kermodes and Prince Rupert’s Charles Hays Rainmakers are in a ‘dogfight’ for AAA Sr. Boys zone championships this year, says coach Joe Dominguez.

That’s a different story from last year, that saw the Terrace team nearly coast to provincials (after fending off a feisty Queen Charlotte Secondary School team, which has opted to compete in the AAAA division this year) where they won their first game and played competitively the length of the tournament.

But this year, although the Kermodes show a lot of skill, they haven’t found Prince Rupert’s number just yet.

“It’s going to be a dogfight,” said Dominguez. “We haven’t beaten them. The twice that we’ve lost to them, we’ve played well for the most part but it hasn’t bounced our way yet, so hopefully towards the end it will… We have the pieces, we just need to put them together.”

But aside from the two games against the Rainmakers, the team also travelled to a tournament in Vancouver, placing third.

In game one against Brittania, Caledonia won 61-61, high scorers Cam Netzel (22), Keel Haldane (21), and Alex Banovic (15).

They then tipped off against Richmond High, a AAAA school, losing 71-50 in a game that Dominguez said was closer than the score – Terrace was only down by four at the half, 33-29, but the third quarter was a killer with Richmond going on a 28-5 run Cal couldn’t come back from. High scorers Netzel (16), Caleb McGrath Burke (9), Banovic (7).

But they bounced back for their final game against McGee, winning decisively 71-45.

“They came together as a group and had a better game,” he said.

High scores went to Haldane (18), Netzel (16), Tristan Walker (12), and Marek Ormerod (10).

Netzel’s been consistent in terms of scoring and rebounds, said Dominguez. “The team can count on him to get 15 points, 10 rebounds a game.”

And last Friday night the team was in Prince Rupert for a showdown against Queen Charlotte – who were looking to redeem themselves after last year’s zones.

“They have very good individual players,” said Dominguez, of the 96-64 Queen Charlotte win.

“The score at half was 51-25. Second half was 45-41,” he said. “I would love to play them again.”

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Police encourage reporting of suspicious events following reports involving children

Terrace RCMP are asking the public to report any suspicious adult interactions… Continue reading

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

UPDATE: Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Most Read