Friday January 11th
Langara Falcons (48) at Camosun Chargers (74)
Camosun dominated at home as the Chargers’ starters combined for 49 points to defeat the Falcons. Langara shot just 5/26 in the first half and trailed 42-18. Ella Goldschmid, the PACWEST Athlete of the Week, as well as Elyse Matthews and Melissa Van Dyk each had 15 points for Camosun. The Chargers outrebounded Langara 50-34 on the night, and scored 32 points off 22 Langara turnovers. For the Falcons, Denise Busayong and Jennifer Carpio each added 8 points. The Falcons finished shooting 15/55, including 3/15 from behind the arc.
Douglas Royals (63) at VIU Mariners (45)
The Royals came up with a big win on the road to keep their grip on second place, knocking off the Mariners in Nanaimo. The Mariners shooting put them in a hole early, trailing 20-5 after one quarter and 30-20 at halftime. Amonda Francis hit three treys for 18 points and added 8 rebounds, while Taylor Carle added 13 points for Douglas. Patti Olsen came off the bench to add three more three-pointers and 13 points. The Royals committed just 10 turnovers in the game. VIU was led by Shayna Worthington with 10 points, while Erin Vekic added 9 points.
Capilano Blues (87) at Kwantlen Eagles (77)
The Eagles gave the top ranked team in the PACWEST a challenge but fell short at home. Lauren Seabrook proved too much to handle as she poured in 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Jenn Bodnar and Alynn McNeilly each added 16 points, and rookie Stacey Graham added 12 points. The Blues were 10/20 from behind the arc, and shot 14/27 from the field in the first half. The Blues outrebounded Kwantlen 33-24. For the Eagles, Jeannine Yngreso hit six three-pointers for 22 points, and Jessica Villadiego and Samantha McPhail each added 19 points.
Quest Kermodes (73) at CBC Bearcats (39)
The Kermodes opened their weekend with a win at CBC, dominating the first half to lead 35-11. Quest was led by Shayna Cameron with 16 points and Delainee Behrns with 10 points and five rebounds. Katrin Sandbichler continued her comeback from injury with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Kermodes were 13/16 from the line, and 4/20 from behind the arc. The Bearcats were led by Janelle Threlfall with 14 points and six rebounds. Janelle Takema came off the bench to add eight points for CBC. Quest outrebounded CBC 59-34 on the game.
Saturday January 12th
Langara Falcons (40) at VIU Mariners (82)
The Mariners topsy-turvy season took a turn for the better as they climbed above .500 at the expense of the Falcons. Despite leading by just five points after the first, VIU won the second quarter 21-8. They led 63-30 after three quarters. Jocelyn Jones went 7/11 for 23 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists to lead VIU. Jenna Carver came off the bench to add 13 points including 5/5 from the charity strip; Heather McCarthy also added 13 points. The Mariners shot an excellent 22/29 from the line. Charlotte Lau led the Falcons with 9 points and 5 rebounds. The Mariners hit 4/9 three-pointers compared to the Falcons shooting 7/30. VIU’s bench outscored Langara’s bench 30-13. The Mariners improved to 6-5; the Falcons drop to 3-8.
Douglas Royals (42) at Camosun Chargers (44)
In a battle of two teams hoping for a perfect weekend, it was the Chargers who came from behind to upset the Royals. Ella Goldschmid helped spur the Chargers to victory with 14 points and 8 rebounds in 40 minutes of play. Elyse Matthews also played the whole game and despite shooting just 2/14, added 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Royals led 25-18 at halftime, but the Chargers cut the lead to two after three quarters. In the final frame, Camosun held Douglas to just 6 points, and 7/33 from the field in the second half. Both teams struggled from the line: Camosun finished 10/18, while Douglas finished 9/19. Amonda Francis had 17 points for Douglas and Patti Olsen added 9 points and 7 rebounds. The Royals are now 8-3, while the Chargers improved to 5-6 and solidified their hopes of a playoff position. The big win moves the Chargers to 5-6, but just two points out of third place. The Royals remain in second a 8-3.
Quest Kermodes (65) at Kwantlen Eagles (78)
The Kwantlen Eages had a big win at home against the Kermodes as centre Samantha McPhail came off the bench for 17 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles trailed entering the final quarter, but outscored Quest 25-8 to win comfortably. Kwantlen went 17/23 from the line, compared to Quest's 8/10 free throw shooting. Also for Kwantlen, Sara Kurath added 16 points and six rebounds, while Jessica Villadiego added 15 points and five assists. KPU got 28 points from their bench, compared to the Kermodes' 18 points. Andrea Eidsvik, Courtney Harper, and Shayna Cameron all tallied 12 points for Quest in the loss. The Eagles and the Kermodes are both 6-5, along with the Mariners, while the Chargers sit a game back at 5-6.
Capilano Blues (99) at CBC Bearcats (47)
The Capilano Blues opened with a 29-5 first quarter and lead throughout on their way to a win over the Bearcats. Michelle Errico, a local product of Argyle Secondary, poured in 26 points on her way to hitting 7/11 from behind the line. Francis Panafiel contributed 17 points off the bench, while Stacy Grahm also added 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Blues shot 10/25 from three-point range, and outrebounded CBC 46-44. All ten Blues were on the scoresheet with a minimum of three points. The Bearcats were constantly pressured on offence and shot 20/68. Guard Sharece Thoutenhoodf led with 13 points and four three-pointers of her own. Capilano turned 21 CBC turnvoers into 28 points. The Blues remain in first place at 10-1, while the Bearcats fall to 0-11.