Dynos take fourth in home tour­ney

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Se­nior Boys DVSS Dynos played well at their home tour­na­ment, fin­ish­ing in fourth place.

The Dynos hosted eight teams at the 2017 Bat­tle of the Bad­lands. they in­cluded Holy Cross Col­le­giate of Strath­more, league ri­val Three Hills, JR Rob­son of Ver­mil­ion, Clear Wa­ter Academy of Cal­gary, Medicine Hat, Rim­bey and Acme.

The team played well out of the gate fac­ing Holy Cross, and be­gan the tour­na­ment with a win, 73-69.

This put them on the cham­pi­onships side of the draw where they faced a tough Three Hills team. They fell 7347.

This put them in the third place game to take on Medicine Hat High. It was a com­pet­i­tive game, but Medicine Hat pulled away with a vic­tory. Rimby topped Three Hills to win the tour­ney.

“Gabe Gu­mas­ing played re­ally well, Evan Flater stepped up big this week­end too. We were look­ing for him to be more ag­gres­sive and he took it upon him­self to do that,” said coach James Fournier.

De­spite this, coach Fournier is en­cour­aged by his young team. They so far have a 2-1 league record, and a 4-5 over­all record. He says the team is pro­gress­ing well.

“We started out slow learning a new sys­tem with th­ese kids, but they are pick­ing up what we are lay­ing down,” he said. “They’re buy­ing into the sys­tem.”

The team is young with only two Grade 12 play­ers. This year they have a lit­tle more size and skill around the bas­ket. They have adopted a new of­fense to take ad­van­tage of their skill.

“The fu­ture looks good. Our start­ing lineup is mostly Grade 10 and 11,” said Fournier. “Next year we are hop­ing to com­pete for provin­cials, and if ev­ery­thing goes to plan, the next year should be good for us too.”

The team is back in ac­tion in league play, tak­ing on Prairie Chris­tian Academy on Wed­nes­day.

Evan Flater draws a dou­ble team ver­sus Medicine Hat on Satur­day night. The Dynos placed fourth at their home tour­na­ment.

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