Friday January 25th
Langara Falcons (61) at Capilano Blues (74)
The Blues led comfortably and recovered from a late Langara run to win by 13. Capilano got 22 points from Athlete of the Week Michelle Errico who went 5/8 from long distance and was 3/3 at the free throw line. Alynn McNeilly added 18 points and 6 rebounds for Capilano, and Lauren Seabrook had 13 points and 18 rebounds in 24:11 of play. The Blues outrebounded Langara 49-34. The Falcons had three players in double-digits, including Denise Busayong with 12, and Jesseca Eng and Charlotte Lau each with 11 points. The Blues outrebounded Langara 49-34. The Falcons bench outscored the Capilano bench 18-9.
Douglas Royals (48) at Quest Kermodes (49)
The Kermodes won a big game to keep the standings very tight heading into the rest of the season. Quest trailed early, scoring just 8 points in the first quarter, and trailed 23-24 at halftime. Another low scoring third quarter saw Quest win 12-9, before they completed the close win. Shayna Cameron had 13 points, and Cassidy Osterling added 12 points off the bench. Katrin Sandbichler continued her strong return to the team with 16 rebounds. Either team could have won with improved free throw shooting: Quest went just 5/14 from the line, while the Royals were 11/25. Douglas’ Amonda Francis was held to 13 points and 19 rebounds. No other Royal scored more than 8 points as the Royals finished 17/57 from the field. The Quest bench outscored the Douglas bench 19-12.
Camosun Chargers (48) at Kwantlen Eagles (53)
The Eagles thrilled a home crowd with a big win, but they did it the hard way. Kwantlen had to come from behind for the win as they trailed 38-19 at halftime. They held the Chargers to just 5 points in each of the last quarters, forcing them to shoot 3/22 from the field and 4/6 from the free throw line. The Eagles outscored Camosun 34-10 in the second half. Kwantlen was led by Samantha McPhail with 14 points and 8 rebounds of the bench, and Amber-Lee Kavanagh added 12 points and 8 rebounds. The Eagles shot 16/25 from the free throw line, while Camosun finished 8/18. The Chargers were led by Ella Goldschmid with 12 points. Elyse Matthews added 9 points and 9 rebounds. The Eagles’ bench outscored the Chargers’ bench 20-8.
VIU Mariners (86) at CBC Bearcats (50)
The Mariners used a big second quarter, outscoring the Bearcats 32-12 to lead 53-30 at halftime. Heather McCarthy went 8/11 and 18 points, while Jenna Carver was 7/13 for 16 points and 16 rebounds coming off the bench. Jocelyn Jones chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds as the Mariners continue to hit their stride. They outrebounded CBC 55-42 on the game, and forced CBC into 35 turnovers. Sharece Thoutenhoodf had 16 points for the Bearcats, while Deanna Esau added 11 points and 16 rebounds. VIU scored 41 points off turnovers, while the Bearcats scored 12 points off 18 Mariner turnovers. The VIU bench played a large part, outscoring the CBC bench 32-7.
Saturday January 26th
Douglas Royals (49) at Capilano Blues (63)
Capilano trailed by four at halftime, but their experience and timely defence, holding the Royals to 9 points in the final frame, gave them the win. The Blues hit 10/12 free throws in the second half. Jenn Bodnar and Lauren Seabrook led Capilano with 16 points each. Seabrook added 14 rebounds. Michelle Errico continued her strong weekend with 12 points and 7 rebounds, including three treys. The Royals’ Amonda Francis and Jordyn Carle had 13 points each. The Royals went 4/22 from long range, while the Blues shot 7/18. The Royals committed 18 turnovers, while the Blues had 22 turnovers. The Blues take care of business and improve to 13-2, six points clear of second place. The Royals consecutive losses drop them to 10-5, now tied with the surging Mariners for second place.
Langara Falcons (59) at Quest Kermodes (78)
Quest jumped out to a big lead and never looked back, holding Langara to just 6 points in the third quarter and going on to win comfortably. The Kermodes were deadly at the line, burying 17/22 free throws in the second half and finishing 20/26 in the game. Quest was led by Katrin Sandbichler with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Delainee Behrns added 11 points, while Shayna Cameron had 12 points. Quest was 6/16 from behind the arc, and their bench outscored Langara’s bench 27-14. Denis Busayong had 14 points for the Falcons. Jennifer Carpio, Jessica Eng, and Rhea Silvestri each had 12 points for Langara. The Kermodes leap-frog Kwantlen and move into sole possession of fourth place at 9-6. The Falcons drop to 4-11, now four points out of the final playoff spot.
VIU Mariners (71) at Kwantlen Eagles (61)
The Mariners rode strong games from Jocelyn Jones and Shayna Worthington to come from behind and earn a valuable away victory. Worthington hit for 22 points, while Jones went 7/14 for 20 points. Heather McCarthy added 17 and 8 rebounds. Kwantlen got another strong game from their bench with 20 points to the Mariners’ 4 bench points. The Eagles were led by Jeannine Yngreso with 14 points off the bench. Amber-Lee Kavanagh had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Christina Brown had 11 points. VIU scored 28 points off 26 Kwantlen turnovers. The Mariners led 29-27 at halftime, but exploded for 26 points in the third quarter to pull away. The Mariners improve to 10-5 and stay ahead of Quest. They’re also now tied with the Royals in second place, fighting for that first-round playoff bye. The Eagles drop to 8-7 and fifth place, but four points clear of Camosun.
Camosun Chargers (81) at CBC Bearcats (39)
Camosun rebounded from a difficult loss on Friday to dominate the Bearcats and earn a split of their road trip. Camosun jumped out to a 21-10 lead, and led 48-18 at halftime. The Chargers’ Ella Goldschmid was 10/22 including 5 three-pointers and finished with 25 points and 4 assists. Elyse Matthews had 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Miranda Cuthbertson had 10 points off the bench. The Chargers forced 31 CBC turnovers which they converted into 28 points. The Camosun bench scored 29 points. For CBC, Janelle Threlfall had 13 points, while Deanna Esau had 10 points and 8 rebounds. The Chargers shot 33/79, while the Bearcats finished 13/48. The Chargers win takes them to 6-9, comfortably in sixth place and four points ahead of Langara. The Bearcats drop to 0-15 on the year.