Camosun women hoopsters aim for five
February 8, 2010
Following three consecutive wins, the Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team is eager to return to the hardwood this weekend with an aim to add a pair of wins to their recent streak.
Currently positioned fourth in the standings with a 10-4 record, the defending BCCAA Provincial Champions are focused on capitalizing on the remaining two weekends of competition while preparing for the post season.
This past weekend, the Chargers provided a packed gymnasium of fans to a 64-62 nail-biter with the home team coming out victorious in the last three seconds of the game against third-ranked Island rivals, the VIU Mariners. As predicted by Camosun head coach Brett Westcott, keeping up with VIU's powerful starting line-up was key for the Chargers.
“VIU is really strong physically and they have the capability to blow anybody in our league out of the gym,” he commented. “We just do not have that same firepower, so we knew for us to win it was probably going to be close all the way to the end. We were fortunate to rebound well and to shoot well. Considering VIU’s talent, our main goal was to prevent them from running up and down the court in transition.”
Despite the underdog status, Camosun led 35-26 at the half and was actually up 12 points near the middle of the second quarter. But a fired-up VIU came back to steal the lead outscoring Camosun 22-8 and ending the third quarter ahead by five. In spite of the turn-around, the Chargers managed to regroup and prevailed in the end.
"I think VIU imposed their talent on the game in the third and took over just long enough for us to get out of whack,” said Coach Westcott. “We failed to execute properly on offence while not matching up correctly defensively, but I give our team credit because they did not give up.”
Fans will expect to see the Chargers in fine form this weekend as they take on the Douglas College Royals who were 0-12 until winning this past weekend's games against the bottom ranked CBC Bearcats.
Never one to underestimate the competition, Coach Westcott was adamant about not taking anyone for granted. "Douglas is a big and physical team and they are well-coached. We have always struggled against them and we will have to be prepared to work hard and to execute well if we hope to do well.”
The Chargers are at home this weekend as they face off against the Douglas College Royals in the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
- Fri, Feb. 12 Women at 6pm; Men at 8pm
- Sat, Feb. 13 Women at 1pm; Men at 3pm
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