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Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week (40)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:39 Written by Kat

Aija Salvador

Aija Salvador is a third year guard from Victoria BC. In the final league game of the season, the Camosun Chargers played the VIU Mariners in yet another Island Rivalry. With the Mariners on a 20-0 undefeated streak, the odds were against the Chargers. Camosun had other ideas as they gave VIU its first defeat of the season.

Salvador played all 40 minutes to help the Chargers pull off the biggest upset of the season. The win against VIU secured second place and a first-round playoff bye.  Salvador scored 27 points including 7/10 from the 3-point line. She added 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.

“Aija hit some big shots Friday night, especially when things started to go off track and we became stagnant at times in the second half.  She stepped up big time and she helped us to pull off an upset to secure second place for us.” – Coach Westcott

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:14 Written by Kat

Cassidy Osterling

With 3 games left in her Quest Basketball Career, 4th Year senior, Cassidy Osterling came out and played like it was her last game. Friday night vs the Eagles Osterling scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Her maturity was definitely present in a 66-59 Win.

On Saturday vs CBC, Osterling came out on a mission, scoring 32 points, one less than CBC’s total score on the evening. She had 7/12 from 3 point line, 9 rebounds, 4 assist & 2 steals in an 85-33 win.

“Cassidy has been a leader on and off the court for us during her 4 year career and she will be counted on as we look forward to Provincials.” Stated coach Charlery.  Final regular season game is Feb 21, 2014 against Capilano Blues.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:35 Written by Kat

Amber-Lee Kavanagh

There were many deserving nominees for this week’s athlete of the week but it was Kwantlen’s Amber Kavanagh and her performance in a must win weekend that gave her the edge.  Kavanagh is a second-year Eagle in the BA – Psychology program.  With Douglas, Langara and Kwantlen all sitting within 4 points of each other for the final 2 playoff spots, the weekend results could prove to be the deciding factor on who does not make the playoffs when the final league game is played in 2 weeks.

The Eagles played host this past weekend and Kavanagh helped Kwantlen capture its first clean sweep weekend of the PACWEST league season playing Langara College on Thursday, Feb. 6th and Douglas College on Saturday, Feb. 8th.

Kavanagh scored 29 points and lead the team in scoring both nights, 16 points against Langara and 13 points against Douglas, recording 21 total rebounds, 5 assists and one steal.  The women’s basketball team had a big weekend as they defeated Langara, 57-54, Thursday night and then Douglas, 62-49 on Saturday night to move into 6th place in the PACWEST conference.

Entering the weekend, Kwantlen sat two points behind Langara for that last playoff spot but the weekend sweep helped the Eagles move up in the standings ahead of Langara based on the season series tie breaker.  Both teams sport a 6-12 record with three games remaining.

Kavanagh sits in the top-10 in rebounds and in the top-5 in assists in the PACWEST rankings and will be eager to help her Eagles gain ground on Langara this coming weekend as they make their final road trip of the season at Quest and Capilano.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:28 Written by Kat

Elise Horton

After a short stint with the University of Calgary women’s basketball program and then two seasons off, Elise Horton decided to suit-up for the Blues for the 2013-14 season.   This third year, 5’11” forward, is a graduate from Centennial Secondary in Coquitlam, B.C.  The Blues played host this past weekend to the Douglas and Langara.

On Friday night, in a pivotal PACWEST matchup versus the Royals, Horton led her Blues to a 69-58 win at home.  In the win, Horton had an impressive 25 points on 9/14 shooting, 7/10 from the foul line and pulled down 22 rebounds in 31 minutes of action. She also added 2 steals and 2 assist. 

On Saturday night, the Blues faced the Langara Falcons in another game with huge playoff implications.  On this night, Horton had another strong effort by recording another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes to help the Blues to a 59-58 win in overtime.

The weekend's wins helped solidify the Capilano University Women’s Basketball team in 4th place in the PACWEST standings.  Next up for the Blues are away games at Vancouver Island University on Friday, Feb. 7 and at Camosun College on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 17:02 Written by Kat

Shayna Worthington

For the third time this season, Shayna Worthington has been awarded the PACWEST Athlete of the Week.  The 6’1” Victoria native is in her fifth and final year at VIU.  The Mariners returned to their home court for the first time in 2 months to take on Douglas College and Langara College.  Worthington continued her impressive play with two outstanding performances.

On Friday, Worthington scored 25 points, had 9 rebounds and 7 steals in a 77-57 win.  On Saturday, She scored 25 points and 9 rebounds in a 65-35 win. "Shayna has been outstanding for us all season long and I believe this has been her best season at VIU.  "She is a major reason why were are currently 14-0" stated Coach McWhinnie.

The Mariners are back on the road to pay a visit to both the Kwantlen Eagles and CBC Bearcats this coming weekend.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:51 Written by Kat

Jocelyn Jones

Jocelyn Jones is last year’s PACWEST playoff MVP and VIU’s Athlete of the year.  Jones had a huge weekend leading VIU to two big road wins.  VIU travelled to the coast to take on the Quest Kermodes in Squamish and then the Capilano Blues in North Vancouver.

On Friday, Jones had 32 points, including going 13/16 from the foul line, in a 73-70 comeback win against a very talented Quest team.  On Saturday, Jones played an unselfishly game, recording 7 points and numerous assists that were not recorded in a 64-45 win at Capilano.  Jones was outstanding defensively throughout the weekend and is a big reason for VIU’s 12-0 record.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:03 Written by Choyal

Shayna Worthington

Shayna Worthington is a 5th year forward from Claremont High School in Victoria.  The VIU Mariners made the trip to the lower mainland to take on the Douglas Royals and Langara Falcons.  Worthington continued her stellar play this past weekend on the road.

On Friday night, Worthington had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks and 6 steals in over 37 minutes played in a 57-42 win over Douglas.

On Saturday, She had a double-double tallying 16 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals in a 63-53 win over Langara.  Worthington continues to be dominant for VIU.  "Shayna has been outstanding this season and has carried us on several occasions to victory.  She is a major reason we are 8-0" stated coach McWhinnie.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:27 Written by Choyal

Jolissa Crossley

Heading into the weekend, the Langara Falcons were in a four way tie for 4th place in the PACWEST. Needing a victory to distance themselves from the pack, Langara earned another victory over the Douglas College Royals this season.  Second year forward Jolissa Crossley played a key role in that endeavour.   Playing all 40 minutes for the Falcons, Crossly finished the night with 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists. “Jolissa plays with an energy level that is second to none” says coach Mike Evans, Her rebounding, especially on the offensive glass has been a key element to the Falcons improvement in the first half of the season. With the win the Falcons are currently sitting in sole possession of 4th place in the PACWEST.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:26 Written by Choyal

Aija Salvador

The Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team was able to put together another weekend sweep of home games.  Last weekend, the Chargers put away Kwantlen and CBC. This past weekend it was Capilano and Quest’s turn. Leading the way for the young Chargers team was third-year guard Aija Salvador, who filled the stat sheet in both games.

Friday against Capilano Salvador tallied 19 points, added 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes of playing time to help the Chargers outscore the Blues 88-67.

She followed that performance the next day against Quest with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals to go along with some clutch foul shooting in overtime to help the Chargers cap off a successful weekend with a 75-68 overtime win against the Kermodes.

Camosun now sits in 2nd place, 2 points behind Island rival, VIU Mariners. Next weekend, the Chargers visit their Island neighbours in Nanaimo on Saturday night.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 07:51 Written by Choyal

Mariam Baumann

On opening night at Quest University Canada, new addition Miriam Baumann, played a major role in two home wins against Langara College and Douglas College. Baumann is a 5’ 11” forward from Montreal, Quebec.

On Friday night vs Douglas, Baumann collected 18 points and 18 rebounds in just over 27 minutes played.  Quest went on to win 73-61 to open up its home stand.

On Saturday the Falcons flew into town. Langara, fresh off a nail biting 48-47 loss to Capilano, had high hopes of earning two valuable points. The Kermodes, led by Baumann had other ideas. In just over 28 minutes played, Baumann tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Kermodes 59-40 victory.

Baumann’s weekend totals of 28 rebounds and 35 points led all Quest players.  “Her attitude towards competition is contagious and we’re looking forward to spreading that mentality throughout the rest of the team. Although Miriam contributed in those areas, many others stepped up and contributed equally in other areas” stated Coach Charlery. “Still early in the season, we look to keep improving as we take on the VIU Mariners and Camosun Chargers this coming weekend.”

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