PACWEST Weekend Men’s Basketball Roundup

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FRIDAY

Camosun Chargers 87
Langara Falcons 84

The Chargers outscored the Falcons 25-15 in the fourth quarter to come storming back to win by three. Shaquille Maharaj was excellent scoring 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Andrew Larson added 19 hitting three-three pointers as the Chargers as a team shot 47% from the field.

The Falcons let this one slip away leading by seven heading into the fourth quarter. They shot 43% from the field with Moeiz Athaya leading the way with 26 points on the strength of four-three pointes. Luka Lizdek was also solid with 25 points and seven boards.

Douglas Royals 94
Okanagan Coyotes 67

The Royals flexed their first place muscle dominating the Coyotes on Friday night shooting 46%. Courtney Anderson was terrific with a game high 30 points and seven rebounds. Reese Morris made his return to the line-up and didn’t disappoint scoring 13 points and fighting for 11 rebounds. All but one Royals’ player scored at least one bucket.

The Coyotes seemingly had no answer for the Royals onslaught. Hunter Hughes did score 18 points and Tanner Sandberg came off the bench to drop 10 and grab five rebounds.

SATURDAY

CBC Bearcats 82
Capilano Blues 73

The Bearcats tallied their first win of the season shooting 42.5% from the field and 37% from behind the arch. Michael Chifan led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds while Dominic Calderon came off the bench and dropped in 14 points.

The Blues offence was cold shooting 29% from the field. Michael Kelly was the only player to heat up with five-three pointers and finishing with 19 points.

VIU Mariners 100
Langara Falcons 84

The Mariners set the tone early outscoring the Falcons 29-19 in the first quarter and never really looked back. They shot 53% from the field and 50% from downtown led by Landon Radliff and his 28 points behind five-three pointers. Cameron Gay also hit five-threes and finished with 26 points while Tyus Barfoot had 18 points and 13 boards. Interestingly not one of the Mariners’ 100 points came from their bench players.

The Falcons played a decent road game however couldn’t stop the Mariners three-point shooting. Moeiz Athaya finished with 28 points and Luka Lizdek hit four-three pointers and tallied 21 points.

Douglas Royals 94
Okanagan Coyotes 74

The only undefeated men’s team was at it again on Saturday as the Royals shot 45% from the field with every player scoring at least one basket. Reese Morris led his club with 24 points and seven rebounds and Dylan Kinley finished with 19 points including four-three pointers and nine boards.

On the other side Eric Marbury led the Coyotes with 22 points and hit four-three pointers. Hunter Hughes chipped in with nine points.