Colts carry 2-0 start into holiday break

During their heyday, which was much of the 1990s, it was almost a given the Richmond Colts would be in first place—or challenging for it—at the holiday break.

The fact they’re 2-0 in league play and tops in the Richmond secondary schools’ senior boys’ baskeball league this season is much more of a surprise.

But it’s where they are after two home wins this week, 89-58 over the Richmond Christian Eagles on Monday and 82-81 over Steveston-London Sharks on Tuesday.

The wins come on the heels of a tough two-point loss to L.A. Matheson in Surrey last week.

“I think the tough early games have paid off for our boys,” said coach Les Brown. “We defended well (against Richmond Christian) and carried that into our game against Steveston-London (honourable mention in the provincial rankings).”

Richmond trailed Steveson-London 81-71 with 1:51 to play.

“We had great defensive pressure in the last two minutes which really helped change the momentum,” said Brown.

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