Bonita Joe

The Camosun College Chargers basketball teams produced their second split of the weekend today against the Quest University Kermodes from Squamish.

The Chargers women played a decent first quarter with only 3 points separating them from the leaders. In the second quarter, Camosun fell behind scoring only 8 points vs. Quest’s 14. Despite a surge of energy in the second half, the Chargers were unable to close the gap and Quest captured the game 68-57.

Women’s Box Scores

Quarter 1: Quest 17-14 Camosun

Quarter 2: Quest 31-22 Camosun

Quarter 3: Quest 48-36 Camosun

Quarter 4: Quest 68-57 Camosun

Second-year wing/post Aija Salvadore (Oak Bay) led the home team with 15 points; fourth-year wing Caitlin Marshall (St. Albert, AB) made 13 points and 7 rebounds. Quest’s Nicola Hitchcock posted the high score for the Kermodes with 15 points and 8 rebounds.

Following last night’s upset win over the nation’s second ranked team (Capilano Univ), the Chargers men were under pressure today to keep on top of the Quest Kermodes who sit at the bottom of the PACWEST standings. Despite a slow and unsettling start in the first half, Camosun made a strong comeback in the second outscoring Quest by 16 points in the final two frames and taking their second win of the weekend 68-58.

Men’s Box Scores

Quarter 1: Quest 20-11 Camosun

Quarter 2: Quest 32-26 Camosun

Quarter 3: Quest 49-50 Camosun

Quarter 4: Camosun 68-58 Quest

First-year forward (Stelly’s) James Blandford led Camosun with 15 points and 12 rebounds while teammate Trevor Scheurmann (first-year forward from Winnipeg) put up 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Next weekend, the Chargers basketball teams travel to the Mainland to take on the Langara Falcons and the Kwantlen Eagles. At home, the Chargers volleyball teams host the CBC Bearcats.