VANCOUVER — They have faced each other since the current seniors were eighth graders, so it was no surprise that the Kitsilano Blue Demons and Killarney Cougars were locked in a 15-15 tie after the first quarter of Friday’s Vancouver senior boys Quad-A city championship final.
After that, however, the Blue Demons answered with a 1-2-3 punch.
First George Dokmanovic, second Tyrone Asenoguan and third, but certainly not least, Luka Lizdek.
The Kits’ trio combined to score 74 points as the Blue Demons ascended to the throne of the city’s highest tier with a convincing 103-88 victory at Windermere Secondary.
Dokmanovic scored 22 of his 24 points in the opening half, helping the Blue Demons put up 43 points in the second quarter. Dokmanovic hit three triples in that frame.
Asenoguan scored of his 20 points in the second and third quarters.
The supremely talented point guard, who was dishing all night, scored 20 of his game-high 32 points in the second half.
“The boys were really focussed tonight and they had to be,” said Kitsilano head coach Sylvester Noel. “We had to stick to a plan because we knew they would come at us. That’s a well-coached team, they have energy and they rebound very well. We knew they would bring it.”
Kiante Knight led the Cougars with 24 points, while Jason Tantengco added 22 more. Davis Mabone’s 15 points included four treys, while Jedrick Dumlao added 13.
“In the second half we got better, but we couldn’t make shots so it was challenging,” said Killarney head coach Yash Zandiyeh. They did a good job of taking open shots away from us. Small things matter and they wanted it more. Everyone wants to win a banner but only one team can.”
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