Jairus Miclat (25) of Vic High tosses a pass over the outstretched arm of Royal Bay Ravens defender Devon Austin-Smith (6) during city league senior boys Div. 3 basketball action at Vic High. The Totems overcame much of their 35-point deficit in the second half but lost 73-59. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Basketball Ravens exploit height advantage over Victoria High boys

Home court Totems dominate final quarter, but lose to Royal Bay

Tuesday’s Greater Victoria AAA high school boys basketball contest at Vic High was like two games in one.

The Royal Bay Ravens dominated the home-court Totems through three quarters, opening up a lead of 35 points, but gave up a 30-9 run by Vic High to end the game and won 73-59 to push their record to 4-0.

The Ravens, whose starters had a distinct height advantage over the Vic High starters, built a 49-18 lead by halftime and extended it to 64-29, led by Jesse Twordick and Brennan Pletsch.

As the starters gave way to bench players, the Totems (1-3) poured on the steam and got scoring from a variety of sources. They included Danzil Binag, who ended with a team-high 20 points on the night, and Raphael Macasaquit, who scored eight of his 10 points in the second half. Jamie Kim added 11 points in the loss.

Pletsch led Royal Bay with 29 points, followed by Twordik with 16, Joel Agnew with 13 including four three-pointers, and Antonio Martinez with 11.

Next games for the teams see Vic High head to Reynolds and Royal Bay host Esquimalt, both on Tuesday (Jan. 16).

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Police call off search for missing kayaker in East Sooke

The investigation is now considered a missing person case

Large Oak Bay tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and district investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations kick off with canoe crossing

Events run for three days during the Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

Pacheedaht First Nation celebrates return of Jordan River lands

Twenty-eight hectares of land bought from B.C. Hydro

Victoria council candidate wants to help out young families

Grace Lore doesn’t see her family’s demographic well represented on council

VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day

Burklan Johnson has only ridden a horse once, but this unicyclist has big plans to become a cowboy.

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

Fake cops ‘arrest’ woman, steal $6,000 in latest CRA scam

Vancouver police urge people not take calls from anyone saying they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency

Study shows increase in mountain bike tourism in B.C.

Numbers are up, way up, for bike-related visits to the province

Most Read