February 16, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Despite suffering two disappointing losses in tonight’s games against the Kwantlen Eagles, the Camosun College Chargers men’s and women’s teams still have a chance to make it into the PACWEST Provincial playoffs.
In the first quarter of tonight’s women’s contest, the teams were neck and neck with the Eagles edging ahead by a single point. Kwantlen maintained control in the second, closing the first half with a five point lead. It looked as though Camosun would pull ahead as the team turned the game in their favor in the middle of the third (31-28) , but a determined Kwantlen squad regained the lead just minutes later and carried that momentum forward into the final quarter to defeat the home team by a solid 14 points. The Eagles collect their 10th victory out of 20 played . Now at 7-13, the Chargers will need to win tomorrow’s game against the CBC Bearcats (#8) while counting on Quest (#4) to defeat Langara (#T6) to earn a berth to the playoffs. Leading the Chargers tonight was third-year wing Elyse Matthews (Stelly’s) who posted an impressive 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Women’s Quarter Scores
Quarter 1: KPU 11-10 CAM
Quarter 2: KPU 27-22 CAM
Quarter 3: KPU 42-33 CAM
Quarter 4: KPU 61-47 CAM (FINAL SCORE)
Tonight’s men’s game was as close as they come with both teams going the distance into overtime. Despite being tied with their opponents at the end of the first quarter, Camosun came out blasting in the second to outscore Kwantlen 29-15. With a 14 point lead going into the third, the Chargers appeared to have the upper hand, but a rejuvenated Eagles squad answered back to steal the lead by two points. The fourth saw both teams fighting to the finish and it was a tie game at the buzzer. In the final five minutes, Kwantlen outshot the home team 14-7 to capture the win. First-year guard Evan Woodson (Oak Bay) led the Chargers tonight with 19 points while second-year forward Trevor Scheurmann was close behind with 18. At 7-13, the Chargers will have to win tomorrow’s game against the CBC Bearcats (#8) and have some help from a number of teams in the conference to secure a playoff position.
Men’s Quarter Scores
Quarter 1: CAM 19-19 KPU
Quarter 2: CAM 48-34 KPU
Quarter 3: KPU 56-54 CAM
Quarter 4: KPU 69-69 CAM
OVERTIME: KPU 83-76 CAM (FINAL SCORE)
Catch the Chargers basketball teams tomorrow as they play their FINAL games of the season against the Bearcats from Abbotsford. Women 1pm; Men 3pm.
Chargers Road Report:
The Chargers volleyball teams played their first match of this week’s pair of season finales against the VIU Mariners in Nanaimo on Thursday. The women fell to the No. 2 Nationally ranked Mariners in straight sets 3-0 (25-18,25-21,25-16). The Chargers men took their opponents to five sets collecting their 15th win of the season (15-25, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 15-13). Camosun returns to Nanaimo on Saturday to play their final match of the season against their Island rivals.