December 3, 2012, Victoria, BC – The Camosun Chargers basketball teams picked up three wins out of four this past weekend with the women splitting their games and the men posting their first victories of the season.
Camosun put on a thrilling show on Friday night with both teams going into overtime against the Kwantlen Eagles. The women’s game went to 56-all before the visiting Eagles outscored the home team 8-3 in the final frame to take the win 64-59.
Third-year wing Elyse Matthews (Stelly’s) led Camosun with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Rookie Melissa Van Dyk (wing/point from Claremont) had 15 points and 4 rebounds.
After being tied at 77, the men fought to a one-point decision with Chargers forward Trevor Scheurmann sinking a trey with 0.7 seconds on the clock to edge Camosun to a 86-85 victory, their first win of the season. Second-year wing Drake Downer had a big game with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Third-year point guard Jordan Elvedahl and teammate Trevor Scheurmann each had 12 points; Elvedahl added 2 rebounds while Scheurmann posted 4.
On Saturday, both Chargers teams came out on top with the women blazing past the CBC Bearcats 71-35 and the men shooting into the triple digits (105-88) to earn win number two.
Third-year wing Elyse Matthews and rookie Melissa Van Dyk, made repeat performances as the high scorers for the Camosun women’s squad and were joined by newcomer Danielle Lessard from Port Alberni who also made an impressive showing on the score sheet. Matthews led with 14 points and 7 rebounds while Van Dyk and Lessard each scored 13 points and 2 rebounds.
On the men’s side, second-year forward Trevor Scheurmann led Camosun with 17 points and 4 rebounds. First-year guard Evan Woodson (Oak Bay) and third-year point guard Jordan Elvedahl delivered 15 points apiece while Friday night’s high man Drake Downer and third-year forward Rulon Schmidt scored 13 each. Schmidt tallied the top number of rebounds for the Chargers with a game total of 6.
The Chargers women close the first half of the season tied in sixth spot in the conference standings while the men sit just outside a playoff position. The Chargers will be looking to improve over the second half as Camosun hosts the 2012-13 PACWEST Men’s and Women’s Provincial Basketball Championships February 28 – March 2, 2013.
The Chargers basketball teams resume league play on January 4th against Island rivals, the VIU Mariners in Nanaimo. The Chargers volleyball teams also hit the road with a trip to New Westminster to take on Douglas College Royals.