The 2018 2A BC Boys High School Championship game between Brentwood College and King George Dragons, did not disappoint. With over 300 in attendance enjoying the match up, they were at the edge of their seats and chanting away.
The game started with Brentwood executing a high low lob to Dimonachie, who got fouled in the process. He clanked the first one and rattled in the second one. Brentwood worked the Dragons 2-3 zone with some high low actions early. Transitioning before the dragons set up their defense allowed Brentwood to open up the game early. With an 11-8 lead, Brendan Sullivan electrified the crowd with back-to-back-to-back triples, all from the right wing, extending their lead to 18-8, and forced the Dragons to take a much needed timeout. The first quarter ended with Brentwood leading 26-12.
Into the second quarter, the Dragons struggled to slow down Brentwood’s transition, as the lead increased to 35-14, forcing Coach Kulic to take his final time out of the 1st half. The Dragons are struggling to break Brentwood’s suffocating defense, and had not answer for their high powered offense. Brentwood led by as much as 27, and went into halftime up 45-20.
At the half Brendan Sullivan led Brentwood with 13 points on 5/10 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range. Dimonachie added 11 and 6 rebounds, and Poelen and Chan each had 6 pts. Obradovic and Gugasyan led the Dragons with 6 points each, while Mundadi grabbed 7 boards. Standout Seyoung Choi was held scoreless on 0-5 shooting, and distributed 4 assists. The Dragons shot 10/33 from the floor and 0/12 from long range.
Brentwood opened the 2nd half by extending their 25point lead to 33, with a 61-28 lead half way in the 3rd quarter. Dragons, Choi scores back to back with a 3 and a lay-up, which sparked some energy in the Dragons, and a timeout by coach Gage, but Brentwood still had a commanding 61-35 lead. The Dragons, Mundadi hit a buzzer 3 to end the 3rd quarter down 67-44.
To start the 4th, the Dragons switched into a man to man defense, and showed some extra fight, but were still down 76-53. Nathan Pasloske was instrumental for Brentwood, when their offense came to a standstill; he scored 8 in a row, to remind the Dragons that they were still in full control. Down to the final 4 minutes of the game, the lead grew even larger, 91-55, and then the tears and substitution began for the Dragons, while the hugs and substitutions followed for Brentwood. Brentwood led the entire game, and proved why they were ranked #1, with an impressive 97-59 victory.
Brentwood: Brendan Sullivan scored a game high 25 points on 8/16 shooting, 4/4 from the charity strip 5/12 from deep and grabbed 8 boards. Brentwood’s long-range game was alive, as a group they made 10/22 three pointers. Dimonachie had 18 & 12 rebounds, Chan scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds, Poelen added 10, while Pasloske and Grabher both had 9 and 8. Brentwood shot 17-29 from the free throw line, and out-rebounded the Dragons 46 to 25.
King George: Obradovic lead his team with 16 points & 5 rebounds, Mundadi chipped in 9 points & 9 rebounds, while Gugasyan had 10 points and Choi scored 13 and 6 assists. The Dragons were 23/72 from the floor, 4/22 from distance and 9/16 from the charity strip.
Player of the Game: Brentwood #14 Somto Dimonachie
Tournament All Stars
Most Valuable Player: Brendan Sullivan (Brentwood)
Best Defensive Player: #10 Bruno Chan (Brentwood)
First Team Allstar: Spencer Ledoux (Westsyde), Druleo Leusogi-Ape (Shawnigan Lake), Nathan Pasloske (Brentwood), Boris Obradovic (King George), Bruno Chan (Brentwood)
Second Team Allstars: Sergio Pereira (Shawnigan Lake), Christopher Ross (Brentwood), Dylon Matthews (Seycove), Joshua Kagande (Britannia), Mohab Mundadi (King George)