D. Bauer Mechanical wins Men’s C Basketball Provincials
With 7 players. the D. Bauer Basketball team made their way to Kelowna for the Basketball BC Adult Championships. The championship had 3 men’s divisions and 1 women’s division.
The finals saw D. Bauer take on undefeated Shuswap Dinos from Salmon Arm. The first half saw a D. Bauer jump out to a 14 – 3 start. By half time the score was 39 – 28 for D. Bauer. Leading scores at the half for D. Bauer were Adam Jacobs with 15 points and Dwayne McInnes with 11. The second half saw D. Bauer in some foul trouble. With a hard push the Dinos were able to bring the score with in 3 in the last minute of the game. D. Bauer were able to hit a couple of critical free throws and some outstanding defense they pull out a 63 – 59 win. Leading scorers for D. Bauer were Adam Jacobs with 24 points and Dwayne McInnes chipping in with 17.
The first game Friday evening for D. Bauer was against the defending provincial champions the Cat and Fiddle from Vancouver. D. Bauer came out hungry for some basketball. By the end of the first half Charlie Fornelli had chipped in 10 points for a 35 – 25 lead. The second half saw D. Bauer continue their steady play. Final Score was 73 – 55 for D. Bauer. Leading scores for the home team was McInnes with 20 and Fornelli with 17.
The first game Saturday afternoon for D. Bauer was against the Sticks and Stones Wolverines from Invermere. D. Bauer came out with only 6 players and some hot shooting. By the end of the first half McInnes leaded all scorers with 16 points and Jacobs adding 12 to for a 54 – 31 lead. The second half saw D. Bauer continue the onslaught. Final Score was 98 – 68 for D. Bauer. Leading scores for the home team was McInnes with 29 and Jacobs with 20.
The last round robin game saw D. Bauer take on the Shuswap Dinos. The first half saw a back and forth game for the first part. At the end of the first half D. Bauer was leading 42 – 36. D. Bauer was unable to pull away in the second with the Dinos hitting some late baskets to take the lead. Final Score was 77 – 69. Leading the way for the home team was McInnes with 19 and Fornelli with 14.
“It’s hard to believe we are provincial champs, after 18 years of a team from Fort St. John coming to the provincials and finally winning” said captain Aaron Olsen. “We have brought better teams, but the defense and the cohesion of the team was unbelievable,” added Olsen. “We have to thank D. Bauer Mechanical for the great support including the motor home to travel in and the excellent cooking by Rui,” said leading scorer Dwayne McInnes.
The team consisted of Rui Miranda, Jason McBride, Charlie Fornelli, Dwayne McInnes, Will McInnes, Adam Jacobs, and Aaron Olsen. Congratulations to all.