The Camosun Chargers Men’s Basketball team earned their second weekend split after defeating the CBC Bearcats in Friday’s solid 96-76 victory, and falling 105-103 in Saturday’s clash to the Langara Falcons in a nail-biter that had the crowd on their feet as both teams soared into the triple digits.
“We played well Friday and minimized mistakes,” comments Camosun Chargers Head Coach Scot Cuachon. “Although we came away with the victory, it highlighted things that we need to improve on. On Saturday, we came out strong on both sides of the floor. Langara gave us some different defensive looks in the second half to slow our offense down a bit, however it was our perimeter defense and break downs in communications that ultimately did us in. When you score 60 points in the first half and 103 in total, you should be coming away with a win. We have to raise our level of awareness and accountability of doing what we our responsible for on the floor at every given time.”
Fourth-year guard from Portland, Oregon – Ty Cleland (BBA) led Camosun to Friday’s 20-point win over the Bearcats with an impressive contribution of 25 points while third-year forward and BSFL student, Shaquille Maharaj (Perth, AUS), scored 21 to support the cause.
The monsters came out to play on Saturday as fourth-year forward/BSFL student Dallas Hancox and teammate Matthew Gray (third-year guard from Oak Bay) lit up the scoreboard with an imposing total of 29 points each. Hancox added 12 rebounds to his stats to end the day with a double-double.
“Dallas has been steadily raising his level of play,” says Coach Cuachon. “He was solid and steady on Friday and was an absolute monster on Saturday. He did everything from scoring, to assists, to rebounds and blocks.”
Check the following Box Scores for details:
Fri Nov 16 CAM 96- 76 CBC BOX SCORES
Sat Nov 17 LC 105 – 103 CAM BOX SCORES
Four Chargers end the first half of the season on the PACWEST League Leaders list, and they are:
Dallas Hancox #9 in Points (16.80/G); #5 in Rebounds (8.80/G)
Ty Cleland #10 in Points (16.50/G)
Shaquille Maharaj T#8 in Rebounds (7.00/G) and T#8 in Assists (4.17/G)
Matthew Gray T#5 in Assists (4.50/G)
Find the complete list of the Top 10 Performers on the PACWEST website.
After six games, the Chargers are 2-4 and tied for fourth in the conference standings.
PACWEST Basketball breaks for the month of December to accommodate exams and the holidays. Action resumes on January 4, 2019 as the Chargers are on the road the first weekend, then have a BYE and following that, the teams will tackle six consecutive weeks of home and away competition. Camosun will host its first home games on the January 18-19 weekend against Douglas College.
“It’s been a mediocre start to the year,” reports Coach Cuachon. “We’re quite capable of accomplishing a great deal of success this year, however there are certain aspects that we need to focus on and improve as well as habits that need to continue to be built.”
The Chargers begin the New Year where they left off, matched up against Langara with the teams squaring off in Vancouver.
Fri January 4 Camosun at Langara 8pm
Sat January 5 Camosun at Langara 3pm