The DCHS Dynos competed and came out victorious at the 16-team SuperMen 5 Tournament over the weekend in Three Hills.
The tournament is one of the premier 2A boy basketball competitions in the province, and featured seven of the top 10 teams in 2A basketball in the province
On Friday morning, the Dynos defeated Vauxhall 73-44, led by Chad Molzan’s 22 points. In the second round, the Dynos came out strong against the much taller Calgary Christian team, defeating them 92-46, led by the sharp shooting of Kyle Masson who went 7 for 9 behind the threepoint line for 23 points total, and the strong inside play of Chad Molzan who again led the team in scoring and rebounding with 25 points and 9 rebounds.
This put the Dynos up against St. Joe’s Crusaders from Brooks in the semi-final. The team came out strong in the first quarter to take a 16 point lead, but early foul trouble and some poor free throw shooting allowed St. Joe’s to climb back in the game to take a one point lead going into the half.
In the third quarter, St. Joe’s came out strong to extend their lead to eight points. The Dynos then settled down and battled back, going on a 22 point run to gain a 14 point lead. St. Joe’s battled back again to dig into the lead, but the Dynos managed to stay persistent and won 70 to 60.
In the final, the DCHS Dynos went up against the number 2 ranked team in 2A basketball, Strathcona Christian Academy who had earlier that day defeated the Number 1 ranked team 90 to 39.
The Dynos came out strong and fast behind the play of Chad Molzan and Mitch Smith and went into the half with a 10 point lead. However, with some strong adjustments by SCA, they managed to fight back and take the lead from the Dynos.
The fourth quarter was back and forth as both team made key stops and baskets. However with less than two minutes left in the game and the Dynos up by two, Kyle Masson nailed a three-pointer to put the Dynos up by five. The Dynos went on to win 70 to 64 to be the 2010 SuperMen 5 Tournament Champions, and to remain undefeated this season.