logo-redx100h

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss

Bonita Joe

camosunWith only three weeks of league competition remaining before the PACWEST Provincial Championships, the Camosun College Chargers basketball teams are buckling down to secure their respective places in the playoffs.

For the Chargers women basketball team who is currently 6-6 and No. 5 in the standings, the next three weeks will be crucial as the squad prepares to take on the conference's top teams.

"We need to get one more win in the next three weeks to guarantee us a spot in the playoffs, but where we are going to get that win is the tough question we need to answer," said Chargers Head Coach Brett Westcott. "We have four league games left to play against the top four teams in the conference. We have been competitive with all of them, but in the end we have always managed to mess up at the end of games to lose. If we hope to make the playoffs we need to put together four quarters of quality basketball. Hopefully that goal gets achieved at some point during the next three weeks, but we have only ourselves to blame for being in this uncomfortable position."

The Chargers women could not have a tougher schedule heading into the playoffs and it all begins this Saturday as the team faces off against the No. 1 VIU Mariners in Nanaimo. But while Camosun may look like the underdog in the battle against the 11-1 conference leaders, the competition is not taking any chances.

"Camosun is always tough," said Mariners Head Coach Bill McWhinnie in an interview with the Nanaimo Daily News. "The standings don't matter, these games are close. They are very well coached and they play hard."

Following their match up with VIU, the Chargers women are scheduled to face UNBC (#2), followed by Quest (#4) and Capilano (#3).

On the men's side, the 9-3 Chargers are making steady progress and climbed up one spot in the PACWEST standings to No. 2 this week. And though the team does not have the pressure of taking on the league's Top 4 in their final games approaching the playoffs, there is still a lot work to be done according to Chargers Head Coach Craig Price.

"Record-wise, we are doing very well," commented Coach Price. "But there are a number of things we need to do to improve and continue to be successful against the best teams. In general, we need to stop bad habits and show more discipline both offensively and defensively. We also need to be tougher mentally and learn how to put opponents away when the opportunity arises."

Like their female counterparts, the Chargers men will be taking on the PACWEST's No. 1 team as they face off against the Mariners in Nanaimo this Saturday. With an 11-1 record and a fourth-place CCAA National ranking, the VIU men will not go down easily. But as the league has seen this year, anything can happen as it did earlier this season when the Douglas College Royals (currently ranked sixth) handed VIU their first and only loss of the season in a contest that went 84-68.

"I think playing at VIU will be very tough for us," said Coach Price. "Many of the things I have mentioned are going to be put to the test this coming weekend!"

Catch the PACWEST basketball action on SportsCanadaTV this Saturday as Camosun takes on the No. 1 VIU Mariners! Women at 6pm; men at 8pm.

Latest Stories

whitecapsf21

Clarke and McKendry score in 2-1 win over Real Monarchs SLC

May 24, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC - It could not have been scripted any better.

Whitecaps FC 2 (2W-4L-3D) notched another milestone in their inaugural season, sharing their first home victory with their fans in another fun-filled Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

cantough guy

Monsters Invade Western Speedway

May 24, 2015

By K.W.Keating

Canadian Tough Guy In Action Photo K.W.Keating

Courtesy of The Market on Millstream, Skeletor, Identity Theft, Canadian Tough Guy, Rockstar, & California Kid, are all monsters that made their way onto the track at Western Speedway Friday…

fibabeach

Silver Lining for Beach Team Pavan and Bansley

May 24, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic, - A Canadian women's beach team again reached the podium today, this time with a silver by Heather Bansley of Waterdown, ON, and Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, ON.

jr shamrocks

Jr. Rocks Fall to Adanacs

May 24, 2015

By Janice Huckin

The Jr. Shamrocks went into a Sunday game against the Coquitlam Adanacs hoping to win the series with a second win against the perennial league leaders but they fell 10-6 to the Adanacs and fall to 6-3.

mark dejong

de Jonge wins bronze, Canada finishes with ten medals

May 24, 2015

Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy)

DUISBERG, GERMANY – The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team added six more medals to close out the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany with a total of ten. This World Cup is expected to be the best…

miles gordon

Red Sox edge juniors in Dominican action

May 24, 2015

GAME INFORMATION

Score: Canada (18U) DSL Red SoxLocation: Boston Red Sox Dominican Complex – Guerra, DRWeather: 31 degrees Celsius, A few clouds

canu20rug1

Georgia defeats Canada to end World Rugby Trophy

May 24, 2015

Canada U20 Photo World Rugby

LISBON, PORTUGAL - Canada's quest for their first U20 World Rugby Trophy ended in disappointment Sunday as they lost to Georgia 49-24 at the Estadio Universitario in Lisbon, Portugal.

Jari

Latvala ends barren run with Portugal win

May 24, 2015

Jari-Matti Latvala ended a bleak sequence of results by holding off team-mate Sébastien Ogier to win Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday.

Jari - Matti Latvala during FIA World Rally Championship 2015 Portugal in Porto, Portugal on May 24, 2015

Photographer…
Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC shuts out Seattle Sounders FC in road result

May 24, 2015

Sporting Kansas City stretched the club's unbeaten streak to five games with a scoreless draw at Seattle on Saturday and became the first team to hold the Sounders scoreless at CenturyLink Field in 2015. Anchored by captain Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas…

sky sox 1

Starters Keep It Close As Bees Edge Sox 3-2

May 24, 2015

Jungmann's Best Start of 2015 Not Enough As Sky Sox Fall Late

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Colorado Springs would come up just short of a gritty comeback victory as the Sox fell in a one run, 3-2 contest to the Bees before a crowd of 5,551 at Smith's Ballpark in…

dc united

D.C. United ties New England Revolution,remains in first place

May 24, 2015

Black-and-Red ties New England, 1-1, remains in first place in Eastern Conference

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United (6-2-4, 22 points) remains at the top of the Eastern Conference after a 1-1 tie again the New England Revolution (5-3-5; 20 points).

fia ral1

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

May 24, 2015

Kris Meeke performs during FIA World Rally Championship 2015 Portugal in Porto, Portugal on May 21, 2015

Photographer Credit Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

The Norwegian headed team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala in a VW 1-2-3. While his…

IFSCWorldCupAd

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors