Dynos win provincial silver | DrumhellerMail
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Dynos win provincial silver

dynos.jpgThe DCHS senior boys basketball team have done one better than last season and have come home with provincial silver. The Dynos were at the provincial tournament in Picture Butte over the weekend. The team came home with a second place finish, right behind the tournament hosts, the Sugar Kings. “The guys saved their best basketball for the last time of the year,” said head coach Jeff Messom. We played the style of basketball we have been wanting to play, intense, aggressive in your face. I was told one of the college scouts mentioned that it would be the fire power of Picture Butte versus the intensity of Drumheller in the final.”
To get to the final, the Dynos cruised past Immanuel Christian with a score of 100-86. Tyson Anderson had 23 points in the effort, while Will Belliveau had 22. This set up a catfight to the end against Jr. Robson. The two teams had met on a couple occasions this season, however the Dynos never quite turned the corner. The Dynos started out strong on Saturday, March 21 going up 18-11 in the first quarter led by point guard Tyler Fournier. Robson went up by three point at the half, but in the second the Dynos were in command, up by three by the end of the third quarter. The Dynos won 71-63, putting them in the final. Fournier scored 18 in the effort, Belliveau had 17 and Matt Mohan had 11. As fan Kellie Smith remarked, “Their game against rivals JR Robson was very impressive. There has been a battle for a long time and we finally had their number. We had them all worked up and not able to play. Our boys were beyond hot... they played the best game I have ever seen them play in the six years I have been watching this team.” In the final, the DCHS Dynos and the Sugar Kings were tied at 25 after the first quarter, after that Picture Butte seemed to pull away. Belliveau was the top Dyno scorer with 26, as the Sugar Kings went on to win 96-76. “Our Grade 12 players all stepped up, whether it was the pace set by Tyler Fournier, or the marksmanship shooting by Will Belliveau and Tyson Anderson, or the Defensive play of Matt Mohan, blocking shots and Grading boards. Our success this year and the previous year has always been the total team effort,” said Messom. “As a team in the last two years we are 76 and 12. With two league Championships, 2 South Central Zone Championships, a Bronze Medal and now a Silver Medal. This is a pretty special group of not only players, but young men.”

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