January 15, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Chargers basketball teams won three games out of four in their first home games of 2013 this past weekend against the Langara College Falcons (Vancouver) and the Douglas College Royals (New Westminster).
The women collected their first sweep of the season with a solid 74-48 take-down against Langara on Friday and a nail-biting 44-42 win over the PACWEST’s No. 2 Douglas Royals on Saturday. First-year wing/post Melissa Van Dyk (Claremont) led Camosun on Friday night with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Third-year Elyse Matthews (wing) from Spectrum was close behind with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Second-year wing/point Ella Goldschmid also scored 15 points along with 4 rebounds. Goldschmid took the lead in Saturday’s game posting 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. This past weekend’s pair of wins place Camosun in sixth with a record of 5-6.
The Chargers men split their games falling 92-76 to the CCAA’s top ranked Langara College Falcons on Friday and chalking up a 73-70 win against Douglas on the following day. Camosun played well in their match up against the Falcons and were only 8 points down at the half against the nation’s No. 1 team, but Langara poured it on in the third quarter to increase their lead to 74-55. Despite a great effort by Camosun who outscored Langara 21-18 in the final frame, the home team could not close the gap to turn the game in their favor. Top point makers for the Chargers on Friday included second-year forward Trevor Scheurmann (Winnipeg) who posted 20 points and 6 rebounds; third-year point guard Jordan Elvedahl (Stelly’s), who had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal and second-year wing (Oak Bay) Drake Downer who contributed 15 points and 2 rebounds. Elvedahl and Scheurmann repeated their leading performances in Saturday’s game with Elvedahl hitting the high with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals and Schuermann stepping in with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Camosun improves to 3-8 and moves up to No. 7 in the PACWEST standings.
CHARGERS VOLLEYBALL IN CRANBROOK
The Chargers volleyball teams mirrored the results of their basketball counterparts with the women sweeping their road matches against the College of the Rockies Avalanche and the men netting a split.
The Chargers women produced two solid wins this past weekend defeating the Avs in straight sets on both Friday (25-17, 25-17, 25-18) and Saturday (25-23, 25-17, 25-18). In Friday’s match, setter Kelsey Clarke was named Player of the Game with 2 service aces and 35 set assists. Hilary Graham had 12 kills, Natalie Delange contributed 5 kills, 1 block and 2 aces and Morgan Marshall led the Chargers with 15 total points on 12 kills, 1 block and 2 service aces. The following day, Kelsey Johnson was named Player of the Game with 6 kills and 15 digs. Natalie Delange provided 6 kills, 5 blocks and 1 ace. Morgan Marshall had 11 kills and 2 blocks and Mariah Holmstrom had 15 digs. The Chargers are 7-9 and advance to 4th place.
The Chargers men generated mixed results falling to COTR in four on Friday (15-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-17) and coming back the next day to crush their opponents in straight sets, 25-21, 25-14, 25-16. Fifth-year leftside Garrett Marcellus led Camosun in Friday’s match with 11 total offensive points (9 kills, 1 block and 1 service ace) and a whopping 16 digs! Third-year leftside Jeremy Finn also scored 11 points (9 kills, 1 block and 1 ace) with an additional 8 digs. On Saturday, fifth-year rightside Andy Inglis headed up Camosun’s charge with 19 offensive points (12 kills, 4 blocks and 3 services aces) and 5 dig, while second-year middle Alex Sadowski delivered 12 points (9 kills and 3 blocks) and 3 digs. At 9-7, the Chargers men maintain 4th spot in the conference standings.
Upcoming Action for January 18-19, 2013
While the Camosun volleyball teams have a league BYE this weekend, the Chargers basketball teams return to the hardwood at PISE to tip off against the Capilano University Blues (North Vancouver) and the Quest University Kermodes (Squamish). Catch the games LIVE on SportsCanadaTV
Fri, Jan. 18 Women 6pm Camosun (#6) vs. Capilano (#1)
Men 8pm Camosun (#7) vs. Capilano (#4)
Sat, Jan. 19 Women 1pm Camosun vs. Quest (#T3)
Men 3pm Camosun vs. Quest (#3)