Friday February 1st
Quest Kermodes (87) at CBC Bearcats (55)
The Kermodes dominated in a win at CBC, using some second half defence to pull away. Quest led 46-35 at halftime, but held CBC to just 20 second half points. Delainee Behrns had 25 points after shooting 7/11 from three-point range. Andrea Eidsvik added 12 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. CBC as led by Janelle Threlfall with 17 points, while Deanna Esau added 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Kermodes outrebounded CBC 50-40, and the Quest bench outscored the CBC bench 41-11. The Kermodes improve to 10-6 and could finish anywhere between second and fourth place still. The Bearcats drop to 0-16.
Camosun Chargers (43) at Langara Falcons (57)
The Falcons needed a win at home to stay close to the Chargers in the race for sixth place. Trailing 26-22 at halftime, Denis Busayong carried Langara to a big second half that also saw them hold the Chargers to 7 third quarter points. Busayong finished 9/17 for 24 points. Rhea Silvestri added 10 points and 5 rebounds. Camosun outrebounded the Falcons 50-38 but couldn’t convert several second-chance opportunities. Elyse Matthews had 8 points and 12 rebounds for Camosun, and Melissa Van Dyk added 12 points. Langara committed just 12 turnovers. The Falcons big win at home puts them back in the playoff hunt at 5-11, now just two points behind Camosun at 6-10.
VIU Mariners (35) at Douglas Royals (40)
A big game for second place turned into a low scoring affair as both teams struggled to score, but the Royals’ defence proved stronger in a big home win. VIU led 9-6 after one quarter, but trailed 16-13 at halftime. The Royals’ Taylor Carle and Amonda Francis each had 8 points; Carle added 15 rebounds. For the Mariners, Jocelyn Jones had 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Mariners finished 9/19 from the line, while Douglas shot 9/22. The Mariners struggled behind the arc, finishing 4/30. The Royals improve to 11-5 and back into sole possession of second place. The Mariners are in third place at 10-6.
Capilano Blues (59) at Kwantlen Eagles (53)
Kwantlen proved to be a tough test for the league-leading and #9 ranked team in the country. Despite trailing 27-11 after one quarter, the Eagles chipped away at the lead but never got close enough to take it. Capilano led 40-28 at halftime. Michelle Errico had 13 points for the Blues, while Lauren Seabrook pulled down 12 rebounds. The Eagles outrebounded Capilano 48-43, and committed less turnovers than the Blues. But Kwantlen shot just 1/21 from three-point range, while the Blues finished 7/19. Kwantlen was led by Samantha McPhail with 14 points and 15 rebounds off the bench. Jeannine Yngreso added 10 points for the Eagles. The Blues stay atop the standings at 14-2. The Eagles are 8-8 and in fifth place.
Saturday February 2nd
VIU Mariners (67) at Langara Falcons (58)
The Mariners jumped out to a 24-13 first quarter lead, and led by as much as 12 at 30-18. The Falcons fought back, but the Mariners were always able to answer and went on to win a valuable away game. Jocelyn Jones and Shayna Worthington who combined for 42 points and 11 rebounds led the Mariners. VIU would have been more comfortable but shot just 16/28 from the free throw line. The Falcons went 8/20 from long distance and finished 21/56 overall. Rhea Silvestri had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Hailey Hebron added 13 points and 5 rebounds. Denise Busayong was held to 6 points for Langara. The Falcons had 26 turnovers resulting in 29 Mariner points. VIU moved to 11-6 but sit third place behind the Royals. Langara now falls to 5-12 and four points out of the playoffs.
Camosun Chargers (55) at Douglas Royals (43)
Camosun handed the Royals an upset when they rode the hot hands of Ella Goldschmid and Melissa Van Dyk to a win in New Westminster. Goldschmid hit 11/12 from the free throw line, while Van Dyk went 8/17. Each finished with 18 points for Camosun, and Julia Murray added 10 points. The Chargers led 18-9 after the first quarter, and held Douglas to 13 points or less in each quarter. Taylor Carle led Douglas with 13 points and 7 rebounds. The Royals shot 1/13 from long range, and finished 14/54. The Chargers went 22/32 from the free throw line. The Royals outrebounded the Chargers 46-26, but were unable to convert the points. Camosun’s starters accounted for all 55 Charger points. The win might have wrapped up a playoff spot with 4 games to go for the Chargers as their Island rivals did them a favour in knocking off Langara. Camosun is 7-10, while the Royals are second at 11-6.
Quest Kermodes (79) at Kwantlen Eagles (83)
Two teams that could easily face each other in the first round of the playoffs played a close game that the Eagles won by four. Christina Brown caught fire and finished 6/8 from long range and 7/9 overall for 20 points to lead Kwantlen. Haeley Williams came off the Eagle bench to add 16, while Samantha McPhail added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Kwantlen led 38-35 at halftime, and looked in control leading 70-57 in the final quarter. The Kermodes Katrin Sandbichler almost completed the comeback as she led Quest with 25 points and 18 rebounds, including 10/11 shooting from the free throw line. Delainee Behrns added 19 points for Quest. Quest outrebounded Kwantlen 42-35, while both teams’ benches contributed 22 points each. The win moves Kwantlen to 9-8, just two points behind Quest at 10-7 for fourth place.
Capilano Blues (74) at CBC Bearcats (60)
The Bearcats played one of their strongest games of the season, shooting 45% in the first half and trailing 36-26 at halftime to the PACWEST’s top team. Capilano won the second half 38-34 to maintain a lead and the win. Stacey Graham poured in seven three-pointers and 21 points to lead the Blues. Jenn Bodnar came off the bench to add 17 points, and Lauren Seabrook added 13 points and 14 rebounds. The Blues went 11/18 from behind the arc as a team, while CBC finished 2/7. The Bearcats outrebounded the Blues 46-40. Deanna Esau had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Janelle Threlfall added 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Bearcats turned the ball over 31 time resulting in 37 Bues points. Capilano goes to 15-2 and has wrapped up first place. The Bearcats drop to 0-17 on the year.