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Chargers women’s basketball team hosts 8th annual Christmas Classic event

November 22, 2013

With the holidays almost upon us, the Camosun Chargers women’s basketball program is gearing up to host its 8th Annual Christmas Classic Tournament at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, December 28-30.

Over the years, Camosun’s holiday hardwood event has helped local basketball fans find a festive fix for their favorite sport and this year is no exception.

“We are the only college women’s basketball tournament between Christmas and New Year’s east of Ontario,” commented Chargers Head Coach Brett Westcott. “We have been able to attract a great combination of teams this year which will make the games even more interesting for the fans and the participating teams.  With teams from BC, Alberta, Ontario and Washington State, every team will get to play against different teams from what they see during their conference competition.  We have also been able to attract these teams because they know they will get competitive games in a well-run event where we can try to fit travel plans to make things work well for them.”

Spectators can expect some great hoop action at the 3-day tournament where the home team will go up against PACWEST competitors, the Langara College Falcons, the Capilano University Blues, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles. Also vying for the top spot are the Keyano College Huskies and the SAIT Polytechnic Trojans from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference; the Humber College Hawks from the  Ontario Colleges Athletic Association; and the Everett Community College Trojans from the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

Saturday, December 28
12:30pm               Kwantlen VS Humber
2:15pm                 Langara VS Keyano
4:00pm                 Kwantlen VS SAIT
5:45pm                 Capilano VS Humber
7:30pm                 Camosun VS Everett

Sunday, December 29
12:30pm               Capilano VS SAIT
2:15pm                 Kwantlen VS Everett
4:00pm                 Capilano VS Keyano
5:45pm                 Camosun VS Humber
7:30pm                 Langara VS SAIT

Monday, December 30
10:00am               Langara VS Everett
11:45am               SAIT VS Humber
1:30pm                 Camosun VS Keyano

Approaching the second half of the season, the Chargers are currently in second place in the PACWEST standings ranked nationally in the top 15 in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association rankings (CCAA).

“We just want to play with some level of consistency and show we are getting better as the season moves into its next phase,” said Coach Westcott. “We have seven weeks of league games to determine whether we can reach the playoffs and once we get there then things start all over for everybody. So far this season, it has been proven any of the top seven teams in the PACWEST can beat each other so just getting to Provincials gives you a chance to win a championship and all we want is a chance.”

For more information (including Christmas Classic scores), please contact:

Brett Westcott, Head Coach
Camosun College Chargers Women's Basketball
Tel: 250-388-9807

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