Douglas faces Quest
By Courtnie Martin, Sports Reporter
On January 10, the men’s basketball team hosted the first game back after the break against the Quest Kermodes. After the last game resulted in a 98-85 loss, the Royals were playing for redemption. The first quarter was a bit chaotic for the Royals; the tempo was upbeat on both ends of the floor, but Douglas was still struggling—finishing behind the Kermodes after the first 10 minutes.
In the second quarter, Quest started to pull away, causing coach Denis Beausoleil to call a quick timeout for a new strategy; they began to pressure and double team every possession. While the game became a back-and-forth contest to the rim, the halftime score failed to reflect this with Douglas heading into the half, down 44-35.
In the second half, despite strong efforts from Kristian Hildebrandt, Bradyn Norris, and Grant Campbell, the Royals couldn’t close the deficit, with the final score 97-72 for Quest. Douglas will have one more opportunity to best the Kermodes before provincials later this year.