Special O basketball: Chow ignites blowout victory for Fraser River Delta

Nicky Chow of Richmond scored 10 of his 16 points in the first quarter to lead Fraser River Delta to a 50-22 win in their opening game.

  • Feb. 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.
The BC Winter Games Special Olympics basketball competition tipped off at UFV on Friday.

The BC Winter Games Special Olympics basketball competition tipped off at UFV on Friday.

by Gary Ahuja

Black Press

Nicky Chow of Richmond scored 10 of his 16 points in the first quarter to lead Fraser River Delta to a 50-22 win in their opening game of the Special Olympics basketball tournament at the BC Winter Games.

“We just scored a lot of points and kept pressuring (their) offence,” said Chow afterwards.

They were facing Vancouver Island Central Coast on Friday morning at UFV’s Envision Athletic Centre.

“It feels great,” he said about not only winning their first game but also his first experience at the B.C. Winter Games.

Chow said the team’s 1-3-1 zone the coaching staff employed made a big difference in forcing turnovers.

They lead 14-5 after one quarter, 28-9 at the half and 40-14 after three quarters.

“The other team played hard and they made a nice comeback,” Chow said.

Kris Cohen (10 points) and Jeff Trafford (eight points) also had strong games in the win while Vancouver Island Central Coast was led by Beau Wryghte and Lidia White who had six points each.