Thursday February 14th
Quest Kermodes (69) at Douglas Royals (58)
The Kermodes started the week off early with a big win as they still had hopes of gaining third place ahead of the Royals. Quest had 10 players with at least two points, led by Courtney Harpur with 13 points. Delainee Behrns and Shayna Cameron each added 10 points. The Kermodes were 6/14 from behind the arc. Despite building an 18-12 first quarter lead, Quest scored just 7 poins in the second and trailed 30-25 at halftime. A big third quarter saw them outscore Douglas 26-16 and regain the lead before going on to win. For the Royals, Amonda Francis had 24 points and 7 rebounds, while Patti Olsen had 13 points. The Royals outrebounded Quest 54-47, but shot just 4/22 from long range.
Friday February 15th
CBC Bearcats (32) at VIU Mariners (104)
The Mariners have been the hottest team since the Christmas break and continued their ways as they soundly defeated the Bearcats. Seven Mariners scored in double figures as the players rotated frequently. Jocelyn Jones, the Athlete of the Week, finished with 25 points in 21 minutes of play. Heather McCarthy and Shayna Worthington each added 16 points, while Jenna Carver had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench. The Mariners were 8/21 from behind the arc and 12/20 from the line. For CBC, Deanna Esau had 5 points and 10 rebounds, while Michelle Shuurman came off the bench for 7 pionts. The Mariners outrebounded CBC 59-38. They lead 57-19 at halftime, and 87-27 after three quarters. The win moved VIU, combined with Douglas’ loss, into sole possession of second place.
Capilano Blues (61) at Langara Falcons (70)
With nothing much to play for, the Falcons caught the Blues napping as they fought for their playoff lives. Needing a win, the Falcons came out hard and built a 19-16 first quarter advantage into a 37-27 halftime lead. Langara’s bench played a key role as they contributed 18 points, led by Jo-jo Crossley with 13 points. Jesseca Eng had 15 points, while Rhea Silvestri had 14 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes of play. The Falcons hit 8/26 from behind the arc. For the Blues, Jenn Bodnar had 15 points and Lauren Seabrook had 13 points. The Falcons outrebounded Capilano 44-25. Langara turned the ball over 22 times resulting in 18 Capilano points.
Kwantlen Eagles (61) at Camosun Chargers (47)
The Eagles forced Camosun to wait until the final day of the season to clinch their playoff spot by defeating them in Victoria. In a close game, the Eagles slowly pulled away and led 27-22 at halftime. Sara Kurath had 14 points, and guard Jessica Villadiego had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Jeannine Yngreso came off the bench to score 11 points. The Eagles would have won more comfortably but went just 14/32 from the free throw line. For Camosun, Elyse Matthews had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Ella Goldschmid added 12 points. The Eagles outrebounded the Chargers 49-46. Kwantlen’s bench outscored the Camosun bench 24-7.
Saturday February 16th
Kwantlen Eagles (38) at VIU Mariners (72)
The Mariners finished the season off in convincing fashion with a lopsided win at home to the Eagles. Leading the way for the Mariners was Shayna Worthington with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Jocelyn Jones added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Jen McCarthy added 13 points. VIU led 19-13 after the first quarter, but used a big second quarter to lead 36-17 at halftime. They finished the game winning the fourth 20-9. The Mariners dominated the glass, outrebounding the Eagles 61-39. VIU shot 10/24 from behind the arc. For Kwantlen, Amber-Lee Kavanagh had 9 points, while Samantha McPhail hauled down 13 rebounds. The Eagles finish the season at 10-11 and in fifth place. The Mariners overtake Douglas and finish second at 15-6 and earn a first-round bye in the playoffs.
CBC Bearcats (47) at Camosun Chargers (99)
A Chargers win would guarantee them a playoff spot, and they took care of business in convincing fashion. Elyse Matthews scored 20 points and 7 rebounds, while guard Ella Goldschmid added 19 points. All the Chargers got in on the scoring with at least two points each as their bench contributed 43 points. The Chargers went 9/24 from long range, and 10/16 from the free throw line. They outrebounded the Bearcats 53-47, and forced 29 CBC turnovers. For the Bearcats, Janelle Threlfall finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds, and Sharece Thoutenhoofd added 10 points. The Chargers finished 8-13 and forced Langara to win to make the playoffs later in the evening. The Bearcats finish the season 0-21.
Quest Kermodes (66) at Langara Falcons (56)
The Kermodes ended the Falcons playoff hopes with a win in Vancouver. Langara started strongly and led 23-18 after the first, but Quest dominated the second quarter 19-5 and led 37-27 at halftime. Despite some runs and a 16-12 advantage, Langara never got close enough to regain the lead. Quest won the final frame 17-12. Shayna Cameron led the way with 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Courtney Harpur added 10 points. Katrin Sandbichler had 8 pionts and 8 rebounds. Quest finished 23/30 from the free throw line, while the Falcons went 11/15. Rhea Silvestri finished a strong season with 12 points, and Jo-jo Crossley added 11 points off the bench. The Falcons committed 30 turnovers leading to 18 Quest points. The Kermodes finish at 13-8 and will play Kwantlen in the first round of the playoffs. Langara finishes 8-13.
Capilano Blues (43) at Douglas Royals (54)
Capilano finishes at the top of the PACWEST, but go into the playoffs having lost two straight after a loss at Douglas. Amonda Francis’ 19 points and 12 rebounds paced the Royals, while Patti Olsen added 15 points. The teams were evenly matched in several categories, but the Royals were 6/19 from three-point range while the Blues were 2/15. Douglas led 15-9 after one, and 26-21 at halftime. For the Blues, Alynn McNeilly had 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Lauren Seabrook added 9 points and 8 rebounds. Capilano finishes 16-5, and the Royals finish in third place at 14-7.