PACWEST Men’s Basketball Rewind

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Photo courtesy of Kevin Light and the Camosun Chargers

Camosun Chargers 126 OT
CBC Bearcats 120

A wild back and forth, high scoring entertaining game on Saturday afternoon which saw the Chargers (5-7) complete the weekend sweep in Abbotsford.

Down 10 points heading into the final quarter the Chargers stormed back to outscore the Bearcats 34-24 to force the extra session. They then took down the home side outscoring them 18-12 for the win.

Offensively the Chargers shot 48% from the field and 48% from downtown led by Matthew Gray’s 30 points on the strength of six-three pointers. Ty Cleland was also a major factor dropping 26 points, 10 of which from the free throw line.

For the second straight night the Bearcats (0-13) are heartbroken dropping a very tight game. Gabe Mannes was brilliant with a game high 42 points including five-three pointers. Trent Baker was also terrific with 34 points and 12 rebounds.

Douglas Royals 87
Okanagan Coyotes 81

Down four points heading into the fourth quarter the hometown Royals (10-4) rallied and outscored the Coyotes 25-15 to secure the weekend sweep.

Offensively the Royals shot 40% from the field led by Courtney Anderson and his game high 27 points, 10 of which coming from the free throw line. Josiah Mastandrea connected on three-three pointers and finished with 23 points and Tyrone Asenoguan came off the bench and dropped 13.

The Coyotes (4-8) on the other hand shot 45% from the field but cooled off in the fourth quarter allowing the Royals to complete the comeback. Matthew Lafontaine netted 21 points in the set back and Christian Williams scored 14 and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Capilano Blues 100
Langara Falcons 94

It was a tail of two halves on Saturday night as the Blues (8-4) captured their eighth win of the season.

The Falcons (6-7) led at halftime 43-36 but couldn’t hold on for the second straight night as the Blues came back in the second half outscoring them 64-51.

The hometown Blues shot 45% from the field led by Denver Sparks-Guest and his 27 points and 12 rebounds. Brenden Bailey caught fire from downtown hitting five-three pointers and finished with 26 points. They also got secondary scoring from their bench led by CJ Campbell and his 13 points.

The Falcons played well in the first three quarters but lost focus in the final frame, but their offence shot 45% from the field. Three of the five starters scored in double-digits led by Moeiz Athaya and his game high 32 points to go along with 13 boards. Both Drake Downer and Tyler Anderson dropped in 16.