Friday January 18th
Capilano Blues (61) at Camosun Chargers (41)
The Blues stayed on top in the PACWEST with a win over Camosun, holding the Chargers to just 16 first quarter points. Capilano led 26-16 at halftime and 42-33 after three quarters. The Blues guard Jenn Bodnar was 6/11 for 16 points, while Stacey Graham added 12 points off the bench for Capilano. Third-year wing Elyse Matthews (Spectrum) led Camosun with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists and 4 steals. Marina Low added 10 points for Camosun. The Chargers committed 29 turnovers resulting in 18 Capilano points. The Blues’ bench outscored the Chargers’ bench 25-4.
Quest Kermodes (39) at VIU Mariners (69)
The Mariners came up with a big win over a team tied with them in the standings, moving to 7-5 and continuing their momentum. The home crowd got the Mariners off to a fast start as they led 17-6 after the first quarter and 47-20 at halftime. Jocelyn Jones, the PACWEST Athlete of the Week had 17 points on 6/12 shooting. Shayna Worthington added 10 points and 4 rebounds, and Erin Vekic went 4/8 from behind the arc for 12 points for VIU. Quest struggled in shooting, finishing 13/62, including 5/26 from behind the arc. Delainee Behrns led with 9 points and 5 rebounds. VIU scored 21 points off 22 Quest turnovers.
Kwantlen Eagles (59) at Langara Falcons (41)
The Eagles stayed in the playoff race with a win over the Falcons in Vancouver. Jessica Villadiego went 4/5 from long distance for 16 points and added 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Amber-lee Kavanagh had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Samantha McPhail hauled down 10 rebounds. The Eagles finished 11/20 for three-point field goals, while Langara shot 6/17. The Falcons were led by Jesseca Eng and Charlotte Lau with 9 points. The Falcons were just 3/10 from the free throw line, while Kwantlen went 14/22.
CBC Bearcats (44) at Douglas Royals (54)
The Bearcats played one of their best games of the season but came up just short in playing at a tough Douglas College gymnasium. The Royals Amonda Francis shot just 4/14 for 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Royals struggled at the line too, going 10/24. The Bearcats free throw shooting was equally poor, going 9/20. CBC shot 3/18 from behind the arc, and the Royals finished 2/13. Deanne Esau had 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Bearcats in 39:08 of playing time. Janelle Threlfall added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats.
Saturday January 19th
Quest Kermodes (59) at Camosun Chargers (47)
After a disappointing loss in Nanaimo, Quest needed and got a win in Victoria to stay close to the Mariners. Delainee Behrns went 10/12 from the line for 16 points, adding 7 rebounds. Shayna Cameron contributed 12 points, and Katrin Sandbichler added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Quest outrebounded Camosun by a large margin, 62-36. The Kermodes were 7/18 from behind the arc. Leading Camosun in points was first-year wing/post Melissa Van Dyk (Claremont) who contributed 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Third-year post Haley Carmichael (Belmont) also made a great performance collecting 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. The Kermodes finished the weekend at 7-6, while the Chargers remain four points back at 5-8.
Capilano Blues (43) at VIU Mariners (73)
The Blues visited Nanaimo and, despite leading 15-8 after one quarter, struggled to score the rest of the game. The Mariners picked up momentum and won the second quarter 23-7, and the third quarter 30-9 to pull away convincingly. Shayna Worthington had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Jocelyn Jones added 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Mariners were 9/23 from long distance, while the Blues were 7/27. VIU outrebounded Capilano 55-38, adding up to 21 second-chance points for the Mariners. For the Blues, Michelle Errico had 11 points, while Alynn McNeilly had 10 points. Lauren Seabrook added 15 rebounds for Capilano. The Blues second loss of the season leaves them at 11-2; the Mariners sweep their weekend and are now in third place at 8-5.
CBC Bearcats (30) at Langara Falcons (70)
The Falcons rebounded with a big win over the Bearcats, and remain within distance of the sixth and final playoff spot. Denise Busayong and Rhea Silvestri had 15 points each for Langara. The Falcons were 6/20 from behind the arc, while CBC shot just 1/8. Both teams struggled from the line, the Falcons going 10/22 and the Bearcats 9/20. Deanna Esau had 4 points and 17 rebounds for CBC, and Janelle Threlfall had 9 points and 9 rebounds. Langara got 26 points off the bench, while CBC had 2 points. The Falcons forced CBC into 36 turnovers. The Falcons win keeps them within reach of the final playoff spot at 4-9, just two points behind the Chargers. The Bearcats fall to 0-13.
Kwantlen Eagles (36) at Douglas Royals (47)
Iished 5/11. n a low-scoring game, the Royals got a win at home to keep pressure on the Blues for first place. Patti Olsen had 17 points and Amonda Francis had 12 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Royals. Douglas outrebounded Kwantlen 47-40. For the Eagles, Haeley Williams had 11 points. The Eagles shot 5/22 from three-point range, while Douglas finished 5/11. Kwantlen went 7/20 from the free throw line; the Royals were 10/13. With the win, the Royals are in second place at 10-3. The Bearcats fall to 0-13.