Timberline’s Nathan Lagos (left) led the way over NCS Thursday with 24 points. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

Timberline holds on win over Nanaimo Christian

Campbell River’s Carihi beats Wellington in Mt. Douglas Tournament

The Timberline Wolves senior boys basketball team was supposed to finish its pre-holiday break schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at home.

Instead, the game against Nanaimo Christian was moved up to Dec. 13 night. The team started seemed to be in control for the first three-quarters, but a strong fourth from NCS put the win in jeopardy.

Nanaimo outscored Timberline 27-14 in the last 10 minutes, but the locals held on for the 68-64 win.

The Wolves managed to spread the ball around, with 10 players factoring in on the scoring. However, forward Nathan Lagos was the only to reach double figures, ending with a game-high 24 points.

Carihi places second at Santa Slam

In other basketball action, Carihi lost to Mark Isfeld in the Mount Douglas Santa Slam Tournament final on Saturday.

Isfeld prevail with a 79-45 victory over Carihi in the final. That was Carihi’s first loss of the tournament afterwinning its opener 76-71 over Wellington and defeated Nanaimo 76-52 in its second game to qualify for the final.