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Courtenay basketball players eager to get back on the pitch – Comox Valley Record

Five of the senior players of the Isfeld men’s basketball team, from left to right: Karman Kandola, Temwa Mtawali, Leo Blake, Kye Kotapski-Tinga and Jasper Halvorson. Photo provided

Courtenay basketball players eager to get back on the pitch

High school basketball is about to resume play from the regular season.

At Courtenay’s Mark Isfeld High School, senior men’s team coaches Kent Milburn and Blake Tobacca are excited about the abundance of talent among the grade 12 students. These include guards Temwa Mtawali, Kye Kotapski-Tinga, Karman Kondola, Jasper Halvorson and Leo Blake, as well as forwards Ryder Dumonceau and Duncan Whetter.

The coaches are also pleased with the talent of the grade 11 students who join the AAA team.

With basketball missing last year, players are excited and eager to start the season.

The Isfeld Ice hosts its first championship game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 7 against John Barsby Secondary of Nanaimo. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. at the Isfeld gymnasium.

On the weekend of December 10-11, the team is hosting their annual Icebreaker tournament. The team’s first game is Friday at 3:30 p.m. against Gulf Islands. Tournament play and results can be found at

The team and school are happy to announce that Isfeld will host the Triple A Island Finals from February 24-26.

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