Island rivals begin push towards playoffs


(ISN) – The Camosun College Chargers hoops teams kick off the second half of the PACWEST season this Friday as they host Island rivals, the VIU Mariners at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. This Friday’s match-up is the first of 14 games that the Chargers basketball teams will pack in between January 9th and February 28th in their pursuit of this year’s PACWEST playoffs.

Sitting in 4th position in the PACWEST standings, the Chargers women are 4-3, just two points behind VIU who is 3rd with a record of 5-2. Last October, Camosun dropped its season opener to the Mariners by just 4 points and Friday’s contest is anticipated to be another tight one.

The Chargers men have a big battle ahead as the #2 Nationally ranked Mariners squad travels down the Malahat to defend their undefeated record.

“VIU is undefeated and the number one team in the PACWEST right now,” comments Camosun Men’s Basketball Head Coach Scot Cuachon. “They are a very tough, talented group to deal with. It will be a difficult game but one that we must look forward to as competitions like this can help us learn a lot about ourselves and our path to success.”

Catch the Chargers in their first games of the New Year at PISE on Friday, January 9, 2015.Women 6pm; Men 8pm.

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