Bonita Joe / Photos by Kevin Light (www.flickr.com/photos/kevinlight)
In PACWEST basketball action tonight, the Camosun College Chargers satisfied the home crowd at PISE with a sweep against the visiting Douglas College Royals.
The Chargers women jumped to a 14-point lead at the end of the first half of the game, limiting their opponents to a mere seven points in the first quarter and six in the second. In the third, Camosun outscored Douglas 19 points to eight and despite a surge by the Royals in the fourth in which the visitors posted 27 points versus Camosun’s 14, the Chargers collected the win 60-48. The win advances the Chargers to five wins and six losses.
Women’s Quarter Scores
Quarter 1: Camosun 15- 7 Douglas
Quarter 2: Camosun 27 – 13 Douglas
Quarter 3: Camosun 46 – 21 Douglas
Quarter 4: Camosun 60 – 48 Douglas
Second-year wing/point Aija Salvador had an outstanding night with 25 points and 6 rebounds.
Aija Salvador. (Kevin Light Photography)
On the men’s side, it was the battle of the underdogs as the Chargers, who defeated the No. 2 Nationally ranked Capilano University Blues 91-63 just two weeks ago, faced off against the Royals who upset the fourth Nationally ranked VIU Mariners 84-68 in the first half of the season. Tonight’s contest went to a three point game at the end of the second quarter with Camosun trailing 40-37. The Chargers picked up the pace in the third quarter, outscoring the Royals 18-9 to steal the lead 55-49. Camosun maintained their momentum in the final frame to collect their eighth win of the season 84-76 (with 3 losses).
Men’s Quarter Scores
Quarter 1: Camosun 20-16 Douglas
Quarter 2: Douglas 40-37 Camosun
Quarter 3: Camosun 55-49 Douglas
Quarter 4: Camosun 84-76 Douglas
Fourth-year guard Blake Mansbridge led Camosun with 22 points and 2 rebounds while teammate Trevor Scheurmann (first-year forward from Winnipeg) posted 21 points and 9 rebounds.
PACWEST action continues tomorrow as the Chargers tip-off against the Columbia Bible Bearcats from Abbotsford. Women 1pm; Men 3pm at PISE.
Blake Mansbridge. (Kevin Light Photography)