Chargers men’s basketball team nets a split against nationally ranked competitiors
The Camosun Chargers Men’s Basketball team netted a split on the November 9 and 10 weekend, beginning with a thrilling 81-76 victory against the 2018 CCAA National Silver medalist Douglas Royals (currently ranked #11 nationally) and wrapping up their two-game road trip with a tough 103-79 loss to the Capilano Blues who are ranked #7 in the nation.
“We played well for long stretches against Douglas and were able to hold off a late push,” comments Chargers Head Coach Scot Cuachon, whose team is 1-3 and #6 in the PACWEST standings. “Capilano was a different story. They came out strong and put us on our heels early, but we managed to gather ourselves and made a run in the second quarter. Just when we were primed to take over, we went away from our plans and gave them an opportunity to regain momentum, which they did – something you can’t do against a top-ranked team in the nation.”
Leading the charge for Camosun in Friday’s victory against the Royals was fourth-year guard from Portland, OR Ty Cleland (BBA), who scored 19 points. Third-year forward Shaquille Maharaj (BSFL) added 15 points to the winning cause. Dallas Hancox, a fourth-year forward in Camosun’s Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership program, scored 18 points to notch Camosun’s game high in Saturday’s contest against the Blues.
Three Chargers have secured a position on the League Leaders list for Week 2:
Dallas Hancox #7 in Rebounds (8.67/G)
Shaquillie Maharaj T#8 in Rebounds (8.50/G) and #3 in Assists (4.75/G)
Matthew Gray T#9 in Assists (3.50/G)
This weekend, the Chargers tip-off at home against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats and Langara Falcons at PISE.
“Both CBC and Langara have high powered offences,” states Coach Cuachon. “We’ll have to be very aware of controlling the ball and winning the positional battles to be successful.”