Friday February 8th
Camosun Chargers (48) at Capilano Blues (60)
The Blues won comfortably, but not before making it difficult for themselves as they trailed 26-11 after the first quarter. But Capilano held the Chargers to just 6 points in the second quarter – and the fourth quarter – and stormed back for the win. The Chargers’ offence dried up in the second half as they shot just 5/21 in scoring 16 points. The Blues were led by Jenn Bodnar with 15 points and Lauren Seabrook with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Elyse Matthews had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Camosun. The Blues outrebounded the Chargers 39-32 and forced 29 Camosun turnovers. The Blues improve to 16-2 and wrap up first place in the PACWEST. The Chargers drop to 7-11 and are just two points ahead of Langara.
VIU Mariners (61) at Quest Kermodes (45)
The Mariners seem to be warming up at the right time of the year as they won in the difficult Kermode Kave. Jocelyn Jones paced VIU with 20 points after she went 15/16 from the free throw line. Shayna Worthington added 8 points and 11 rebounds. The Mariners finished shooting 17/51 from the field and 21/26 from the line. The Kermodes were led by Katrin Sandbichler with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Quest shot just 2/19 from behind the arc, and 9/18 from the free throw line. VIU led 29-23 at halftime, and 42-32 after three quarters. The Mariners valuable win on the road keeps them on par with Douglas for a shot at second place at 12-6. The Kermodes drop to 10-8.
Langara Falcons (68) at Kwantlen Eagles (62) OT
Langara had to win tonight, and they did, taking the Eagles in overtime. Langara led 18-11 after one quarter and 33-26 at halftime. After the teams each scored 18 points in the third, the Eagles came back to tie the game in the fourth, forcing the extra period. Langara’s Rhea Silvestri finished 8/17 for 22 points and 15 rebounds. Jesseca Eng added 13 rebounds, while Denise Busayong added 10 points for the Falcons. The Eagles’ Haeley Williams had 19 points and 9 rebounds, and Amber-Lee Kavanagh had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Langara outrebounded Kwantlen 51-45. The big win revives Langara’s playoff hopes as they improve to 6-12. The Eagles drop to 9-9 on the year.
Douglas Royals (65) at CBC Bearcats (38)
Douglas led 13-5 after the first quarter and were in control of the game as they defeated the Bearcats. Amonda Francis had 18 points and 18 rebounds in a big game, and Taylore Carle added 15 points and 7 rebounds for Douglas. The Royals pulled down 75 rebounds and finished 25/85 from the field. The Bearcats had 57 rebounds and shot 16/78. For CBC, Mandy Van Muyen came off the bench to score 11 points, while Deanna Esau had 10 points and 14 rebounds. Douglas shot 8/24 from three-point range, while the Bearcats shot 2/11. The Royals improve to 12-6 and are in second place. The Bearcats fall to 0-18.
Saturday February 9th
VIU Mariners (59) at Capilano Blues (42)
The Mariners make another statement with the way they handled the first-place Blues on the road. After a 24-24 first half, the Mariners held Capilano to just 7 points in the third quarter and and built a 44-31 lead after three quarters. Jocelyn Jones went 8/15 for 23 points and 6 rebounds. Heather McCarthy added 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Shayna Worthington had 11 points and 8 rebounds. The Mariners outrebounded Capilano 49-40. The Blues were led by Lauren Seabrook, Michelle Errico, and Alynn McNeill each with 10 points. The Blues were cold from long range, finishing 4/31. The Mariners were 20/33 from the line, while Capilano went 16/21. The Mariners are 13-6, tied with Douglas, and in third place. The Blues have wrapped up a first-round bye and are 16-3.
Camosun Chargers (62) at Quest Kermodes (67)
The Kermodes came back from possibly the biggest deficit of the season – by any team – to win at home and keep some breathing room in their fourth place position. Delainne Behrns, the senior playing in her final home game, hit a three pointer at the end of regulation time to force overtime. Quest trailed 14-10 after one quarter, 31-20 at halftime, and 53-32 after three quarters. They outscored the Chargers 28-7 in the final quarter, before winning the extra period 7-2. For the Chargers, it was the second lead they’d seen slip away in two nights. Quest was led by Behrns with 18 points, and Soraya Jung with 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Chargers were led by Melissa Van Dyk with 16 points, while Ella Goldschmid added 14 points. Elyse Matthews had 9 points and 11 rebounds. Quest turned 35 Camosun turnovers into 21 points. The Kermodes solidify their hold on fourth place and are now 11-8. The Chargers drop their second of the weekend and are 7-12, in sixth place based on the tiebreaker formula. The Chargers face Kwantlen and CBC, in Victoria, to wrap up the season.
Douglas Royals (54) at Kwantlen Eagles (45)
Douglas defeated the Eagles to keep pace with the Mariners. The Royals led 29-23 at halftime and held Kwantlen to just 6 points in the third quarter. Amonda Francis had 18 points and 8 rebounds for Douglas, and Patti Olsen added 11 points. The Eagles outrebounded Douglas 41-32. The Eagles were led by Samantha McPhail with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The Eagles were 2/12 from long range, while the Royals were 8/20. Douglas turned the ball over just 9 times in the game. The Royals keep hold of second place with the win and are now 13-6, tied with VIU. The Eagles drop to 9-10, but look like they will finish in fifth place no matter what.
Langara Falcons (67) at CBC Bearcats (51)
Langara continued to keep their playoff hopes alive with a big win in Surrey. The Falcons couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, going 2-0 while Camosun and Kwantlen went a combined 0-4. The Falcons led 17-9 after the first quarter and never let up, despite being outscored 17-10 in the final quarter. Denise Busayong had 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Rhea Silvestri added 9 points and 14 rebounds, while Jen Carpio came off the bench to score 11 points. Langara shot 24/79 while Kwantlen finished 19/49. Langara scored 25 points off 35 CBC turnovers. The Bearcats got a huge game from Janelle Threlfall who had 24 points and 12 rebounds. Deanna Esau added 14 points and 8 rebounds for CBC. Langara’s bench outscored the CBC bench 23-2. The Falcons improve to 7-12 and still need help to make the playoffs: they face difficult games at home to Capilano and Quest next weekend. The Bearcats fall to 0-19.