Friday February 8th
Camosun Chargers (60) at Capilano Blues (68)
The Blues used some big second quarter offence and a stingy fourth quarter defence to get a big win at home versus the Chargers. Despite trailing 14-12 after one quarter, Capilano outscored Camosun 27-15 in the second quarter to take a lead they would not give up. The Blues held Camosun to 9 fourth quarter points. Igor Jesovnik had a huge game for the Blues, hitting 11/14 from the line for 19 points and adding 13 rebounds. Daniel Dubois also hauled down 12 rebounds as the Blues dominated the glass 50-33. Wesley Dekleer added 16 points fof Capilano. The Chargers’ Jordan Elvedahl had 15 points, and Mitch Kinippelberg added 11 points and 8 rebounds. The Blues finished 7/17 from behind the arc. The Blues pick up a big home win to go to 7-11. The Chargers fall to 7-11 on the year.
VIU Mariners (76) at Quest Kermodes (85)
The Kermodes pulled off an upset at home and picked up a valuable two points in the standings. Quest trailed 41-34 at halftime, but rallied to hold the Mariners to just 14 points in the third quarter as they took the lead. Four Kermodes scored in double-figures, led by Jesse Norris and Cartiea French-Toney each with 19 points. Connor Heinrichs hit for 17 points, and Dylan Kular added 14 points off the bench. For the Mariners, Brandon Jones had 16 points, and Ryand Davidson came off the bench to score 14. The Kermodes outrebounded VIU 44-35 in the game. They also shot 10/18 from behind the arc. Quest goes to 9-9 and with a win tomorrow can wrap up third place. The Mariners sit in second place at 13-5.
Langara Falcons (100) at Kwantlen Eagles (75)
Langara went into Kwantlen and took down the Eagles in another battle of the birds. The Falcons continue to put up big numbers, shooting 42/82 on the game, including 8/19 from three-point range. Jeff Chu led with 22 points on 7/14 shooting. Jesse Jeffers added 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Brody Greig had 7 points, 8 rebounds, and 13 assists in the game. Langara’s bench outscored Kwantlen’s bench 42-11. The Eagles were led by Tristan Gruenthaler with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Ali Bosir added 16 points and 16 rebounds. The Eagles committed 26 turnovers leading to 24 Falcon points. The Falcons secure first overall in the PACWEST with a 17-1 record. The Eagles costly loss leaves them at 5-13 with no room for error facing Douglas tomorrow.
Douglas Royals (95) at CBC Bearcats (80)
The Royals won on the road with a big fourth quarter when they outscored CBC 28-17. Douglas led 42-34 at halftime. The Royals combination of Mark Dabrowski (29 points and 11 rebounds) and Dustin Egelstad (24 points) proved too much for the Bearcats. Devan Haynes added 14 points and 16 rebounds. Douglas only managed 5/24 shooting from behind the three-point line and just 28/51 at the free throw line, but still managed 95 points. They outrebounded CBC by a wide margin, 64-46. The Bearcats were led by Marcio Juk with 25 points. Hudson Naylor added 13 points and 6 rebounds. The Bearcats shot 6/35 from behind the arc, and 20/24 from the line. The Royals move to 8-10 on the year. The Bearcats fall to 6-12 and need to win to make the playoffs.
Saturday February 9th
VIU Mariners (105) at Capilano Blues (46)
The Mariners jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, holding Capilano to just 5 points in the second quarter en route to a 50-17 halftime lead. VIU shot 57% in the first half, compared to 25% for Capilano. Brandon Jones shot 11/14 including 5/6 from behind the arc to finish with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Ryan Davidson hit all of this 13 free throws to finish with 20 points for the Mariners, and Clayton Billett added 12 points. For Capilano, Wesley Dekleer went 8/26 for 19 points and 8 rebounds. The Mariners outrebounded the Blues 40-32. The VIU bench outscored Capilano’s bench 47-10. The Mariners are a lock to finish in second place, now at 14-5. The Blues loss still leaves them with work to do to make the post-season, now at 7-12 and in fifth place.
Camosun Chargers (77) at Quest Kermodes (88)
The Kermodes proved too much for the Chargers as they went 2-0 this weekend in the Kave. In a close match, the Kermodes trailed by 3 at halftime but tied it up after three quarters. But in a big final quarter, Quest outscored the Chargers 30-19 to take the win. Jose Colorado had a hot hand, finishing 10/18 and 4/7 from long range for 28 points to go with 7 rebounds. Cartiea French-Toney added 17 points and 7 rebounds for Quest, and Connor Heinrichs added 14 points off the bench. The Kermodes committed just 9 turnovers, while the Chargers committed 21 turnovers leading to 27 Quest points. The Chargers were led by Mitch Kinippelberg who came off the bench to shoot 7/11 for 20 points. Drake Downer added 11 points for Camosun. Camosun’s bench outscored Quest’s bench 42-25. Quest wins to go to 10-9 and alone in third place. The Chargers fall to 7-12 and hold the final playoff spot, just two points ahead of CBC and Kwantlen.
Douglas Royals (65) at Kwantlen Eagles (80)
The Eagles needed a win and they got it at home, knocking off the Royals. Aaron Ram hit 24 points for Kwantlen, while Ali Bosir added 19 points and 21 rebounds. The Eagles outrebounded Douglas 48-44 in the game. Kwantlen led 39-33 at halftime, and outscored the Royals 25-15 in the third quarter to take control. Douglas was led by Mark Dabrowski with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Devan Haynes had 18 points and 7 rebounds. The Royals turned the ball over 19 times, while Kwantlen had 14 turnovers. The Eagles win keeps their slim playoff hopes alive as they are 6-13, two points behind Camosun and Capilano. The Royals fall to 8-11 and sit in fourth place.
Langara Falcons (101) at CBC Bearcats (87)
Langara scored 100+ points for the seventh time this season and the second game in a row in a win at CBC. Five Falcons scored in double figures, led by Elliot Mason and Brody Greig with 17 points each. Jitinder Lohcham added 16 points and Garrett Ling-Lee had 15 points off the bench. The Falcons shot 50% in the game, finishing 39/78. The Falcons outrebounded the Bearcats 46-42, and the Langara bench contributed 44 points. For the Bearcats, Linden Willock had 20 points and Hudson Naylor had 15 points. Kevin Ford was held to just 4 points in 28 minutes. Langara scored 31 points off 16 turnovers. The Falcons continue their run and have wrapped up first place with two games to go; they are now 18-1. The Bearcats fall to 6-13 and need to win next weekend to make the post-season.