November 23rd CBC 49 – Douglas 62
After a tough weekend road trip to the Island, the Royals were looking to get back to their winning ways against the CBC Bobcats. Missing their point guard, Karen Li, Douglas looked to their veterans to pick up the slack. The result was a balanced team effort with Simran Bir and Rachel Beauchamp leading the way with 15 and 12 points respectively. The Bobcats put up a fight, led by their star guard Harvina Kaler (who scored 20 points and had 6 assists), but came up short.
November 24th VIU 77 – Langara 66
The VIU Mariners landed on the mainland looking to continue their winning ways against the 0-5 Langara Falcons. Although there wasn’t much scoring in the first quarter (VIU taking an 11-6 lead), VIU eventually took control of the game with a 16-4 run in the 2nd quarter. While the Falcons defense was able to limit the scoring opportunities for VIU’s starting forwards Emily Clarke and Victoria Brown, the balanced Mariners attack was driven by 2nd year transfer Olivia Mjaaland and freshman guard Madeline Hart, who scored 21 and 20 points respectively. Behind the scoring efforts of Bronte Stark (16pts 9rebs), Alexa Leynes (14pts 4ast), and Coco Sauve (15pts 6rebs) the Falcons battled back within 5 points in the 2nd half but ran out of gas.
November 24th Quest 66 – Camosun 62
Arriving on the Squamish Mountain campus fresh off wins against last year’s provincial finalists (Capilano and Douglas) the Camosun Chargers had been ranked #8 in the nation and were looking to continue their winning ways. Unfortunately for coach Cait Haggerty’s visiting Chargers, they ran into a Quest Kermodes team that had other ideas. Quest jumped out to an 18 point lead and finished the first quarter up 23 – 10. Behind their veteran roster, the Chargers battled back and had the game tied at 46 going into the 4th quarter. The Kermodes retook control of the game and, led by the efforts of Kyra Boulding (29pts 10 rebs) and Kimmy Aburegeba (17pts 7rebs), were able to hold on and win the game 66-62. In their first loss of the season, the Chargers were lead by star guards Kathryn Candell and Mia Roberts who scored 12 and 13 points respectively.
November 24th Capilano 83 – CBC 52
After a tough battle with the Royals the night before, the CBC Bobcats would face a fresh and athletic Capilano Blues squad who were looking to bounce back after a tough weekend on the Vancouver Island. The Blues jumped on CBC early, finishing the first quarter up 27-9. After carrying much of the scoring load for her team a night earlier against Douglas College, Harvina Kaler could only muster 3pts on 1 of 8 shooting. The Bearcats looked to forwards Deanna Esau (10pts) and Sarah Rozendal (16pts) to try to catch up, but they didn’t have enough left in the tank. The Blues finished with 8 players scoring 5 points or more, most notably guard Sherrie Errico (19pts) who rediscovered her shooting touch going 5 for 9 from behind the arc.
November 25th Quest 48 – VIU 59
Fresh off their victory over the previously undefeated Camosun Chargers, the Quest Kermodes were hoping to continue their winning ways as they played host to the VIU Mariners. As the first half came to a close, it seemed like the efforts of the Kermodes would produce another victory with them leading the game 22-14. But, in the second half, the Mariners would take control led by star guard Emma Platner who scored 26 points. Forward Emily Clarke returned to her scoring ways adding 16 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Although Kimmy Aburegeba and Kyra Boulding put up a valiant effort, scoring 12 and 15 points respectively, the Kermodes were spent and the Mariners took advantage outscoring them 27-13 in the final quarter.
November 25th Langara 71 – Camosun 68
After a disappointing first loss the night before, the Camosun Chargers arrived at the Vancouver Campus looking to get back in the win column. And, the way the game began, it looked like that is exactly what would happen. The Chargers leapt out to a 14-0 lead before closing the 1st quarter up 24-13 and ended the half up 28-18. Unfortunately fatigue, travel, and injuries caught up with the Chargers in the 2nd half and the Falcons were able to take over. Lead by their first year guard Alexa Leynes (28pts 10rebs 6ast), and second year forward Coco Suave (12pts 8rebs), Langara closed the lead to just 4 points by the end of the 3rd quarter. Camosun tried their best to hold off the late game charge of the young Falcons, whose defensive effort and offensive execution down the stretch eventually got the better of the Chargers squad who fell for the second night in a row.
November 25th Douglas 71 – Capilano 53
In a highly anticipated matchup between the two preseason favorites (and a rematch of last year’s Provincial Championship Finals), the Douglas College Royals played host to the Capilano University Blues. In the first half, the game lived up to the pregame hype with both teams battling to assert their style of play, with Douglas taking the slight advantage into halftime (34-28). The third quarter would be the difference in the game, with Cap coming out flat and Douglas imposing their strength and inside scoring. Led by Nanaya Miki (14pts 12 rebs) and Sarah Jorgenson (10pts 7rebs), the Royals were able to outscore the Blues 23-10 in the quarter and put the game out of reach.