Friday January 18th
Capilano Blues (72) at Camosun Chargers (75)
Chargers guard Jordan Elvedahl came up with another strong performance and some timely shooting to lead Camosun over the Blues. Elvedahl finished 8/13 from the field for 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists in 37:42 of play. The Chargers also had to come from behind, as they trailed 23-13 after one quarter, and 44-34 at halftime. A big third quarter saw them outscore Capilano 28-13. Mitch Knippelberg also contributed 17 points off the bench for Camosun. For the Blues, Kealan Wild had 18 points and 5 rebounds, while guard John Leong had 16 points. Both teams were very even in rebounding and turnovers, but the Camosun bench outscored Capilano’s bench 27-16. Capilano led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter.
Quest Kermodes (64) at VIU Mariners (77)
The Mariners led a close game until the fourth quarter when they held Quest to just 13 points to pull away for the win. Four Mariner starters scored in double-digits, including Brandon Jones with 22 points, Clayton Billet with 17 points, and Tyler Olsen with 16 points. Jones and Jason McKee each added 9 rebounds. The Mariners outrebounded Quest 41-39. For the Kermodes, high-scoring Jose Colorado was held to his lowest output this season with six points. Cartie French-Toney had 15 points off the bench, while Dylan Kular added 13 points, also off the bench. The Kermodes were 4/18 from behind the arc, while the Mariners went 7/22. The Quest bench outscored the Mariner bench 35-7.
Kwantlen Eagles (77) at Langara Falcons (104)
The Falcons continued their run as PACWEST leaders with a convincing win over the Eagles. Langara led 33-22 after one, and 56-38 at halftime. Matt Madewan led the Falcons, hitting six three-pointers for 28 points. Jesse Jeffers added 18 points and 7 rebounds, whie point guard Brody Greig had 17 assists. The Falcons shot 44/84 on the game. The Langara bench outscored Kwantlen’s bench 36-9. For the Eagles, Ali Bosir and Aaron Ram each finished with 27 points, but no other Eagle had more than 6 points. The Eagles finished 28/78, including 8/21 from behind the arc. Langara won the rebounding battle 59-46.
CBC Bearcats (70) at Douglas Royals (67)
The Bearcats visited the Royals and came away with a huge win to push themselves back into the playoff picture. Kevin Ford, the PACWEST Athlete of the Week, had 17 points and 16 rebounds to aid the ‘Cats. Hudson Naylor led with 18 points, while Jarret Resh added 12 points off the Bearcat bench while going 4/5 from behind the arc. CBC was just 7/9 from the line, while the Royals were 18/28. Harpreet Randhawa and Dustin Egelstad each had 18 points for Douglas College, while Devan Haynes had 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Royals outrebounded CBC 55-41, but the CBC bench outscored the Royals bench 31-5. The game was close through out, with CBC up by 5 at halftime.
Saturday January 19th
Quest Kermodes (73) at Camosun Chargers (75)
The Chargers second close win of the weekend, combined with two Quest losses, also puts them back in the playoff scene in a logjam. Third-year point guard Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s) made a repeat performance as Camosun’s top point maker of the day posting 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Teammate Trevor Scheurmann had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. The Chargers again came from behind as they trailed 38-32 at halftime, but tied it up after three quarters. For Quest, Sunny Johal shot 9/12 for 19 points, while Cartiea French-Toney added 12 points off the bench. Camosun was 17/21 from the free throw line. The Chargers win creates a three-way tie at 5-8, while the Kermodes drop to 6-7.
Capilano Blues (59) at VIU Mariners (93)
The Mariners had a comfortable win at home over the Blues, building leads of 34-11 and 66-26 at halftime. Five Mariners scored in double-digits, led by Ryan Davidson with 19, Brandon Jones and Clayton Billett with 18 each, and Adam Connolly with 13. Jones added 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The Blues were led by Vincent Selina with 18 points and Wesley Dekleer with 13 points. The Mariners had 20 team assists, compared to 6 for the Blues. The VIU bench outscored the Capilano bench 39-21. The Mariners win keeps them in second place at 10-3. The Blues drop to 5-8.
CBC Bearcats (102) at Langara Falcons (100)
Despite the shooting of Brody Greig, the Bearcats handed the #1 ranked team in Canada their first loss of the season. Greig went 15/31, including 10/20 from behind the arc, to finish with 45 points. But Marcio Juk of the Bearcats answered with 30 points off his own, while Kevin Ford had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists – including a key basket late in the game to seal the win. Linden Willock added 16 points for the Bearcats. For Langara, Elliott Manson added 12 points. The Falcons finished 15/37 from long range, while the Bearcats were 9/22. CBC outrebounded Langara 59-51. The Falcons fall to 12-1 but remain four points ahead of the VIU Mariners. The Bearcats big win keeps them in the playoff picture at 5-8.
Kwantlen Eagles (56) at Douglas Royals (81)
The Royals rebounded with a win, handing the Eagles their second loss of the weekend. Devan Haynes had a huge game with 22 points and 23 rebounds, while Dustin Egelstad also had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Harpreet Randhawa and Andrew Baron each added 11 points for the Royals. For the Eagles, Tristan Gruenthaler had 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Ali Bosir had just 2 points in 10:09 of play. The Royals outrebounded Kwantlen 55-34. The Royals committed 27 turnovers while the Eagles committed 19. The Eagles were 3/21 from behind the arc, while the Royals went 19/24 from the free throw line. The loss leaves Kwantlen outside the playoffs, but just two points out of fourth place; the Royals are tied at 5-8.