Davenport advances to boys final

Ele boys bballAylmer Davenport Public School Intermediate boys basketball player Zach Copeland, right, went for a shot at the basket with teammate Brett Van Bommel looking on and waiting for a potential rebound during the Southwest division semi-final playoff game versus Mitchell Hepburn Public School at Summer Corners Public School on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Davenport won 27-14. Davenport trailed in the first quarter but tied the game in the second frame and then distanced themselves from the St. Thomas team throughout the second half. The Aylmer squad played great defense, especially with the lead in the second half. The win advanced Davenport to the Southwest final versus West Elgin Senior Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 26 at John Wise Public School in St. Thomas, tip-off at 4 p.m. The winner of that game would represent the Southwest at the Thames Valley District School Board regional championship tournament in London March 6-7.