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Camosun men’s basketball team collects third consecutive split in weekend thriller

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Release date: January 9, 2019

Following four weeks of competition, the Camosun Chargers Men’s Basketball team closed their 2019 PACWEST calendar openers with their third consecutive split after executing two thrilling see-saw battles against the Langara College Falcons in Vancouver. Both games were as tight as they get, with the first contest ending in overtime, as the two teams traded points right up until the final frames.

“Langara's additions to their roster over Christmas improved their speed and dynamic,” comments Chargers Head Coach Scot Cuachon. “We had a difficult time with their point guard and weren't able to adjust in time on Friday. That being said, both games went back and forth over the course of the two games with them coming down to the final possessions. The team that executed better down the stretch won in both games.”

Check the following Box Scores for details:

Fri, Jan 4 | LC 110-96 CAM (OT) BOX SCORES
Sat, Jan 5 | CAM 88-75 LC BOX SCORES

In Friday’s exciting overtime clash, fourth-year guard Ty Cleland from Portland, OR (Business Admin) led Camosun with 22 points while fourth-year forward and Red Deer native, Dallas Hancox (BSFL) posted 13 points and 10 rebounds – his fourth double-double of the season. Four additional Chargers made double digit contributions: Jake Wilmott 15, Noah Charles 14, Ismail Abdulahi 10 and Matthew Gray 10.

On Saturday, the first three quarters ended with the two teams no more than two points apart until Camosun made an electrifying surge halfway through the fourth to capture the win by a solid 13 points. Third-year guard, Ismail Abdulahi from Lambrick Park (AD Arts) led the Chargers to victory with 26 points. Jake Wilmott followed with 16 (for an impressive total of 31 over the weekend) and Noah Charles and Matt Gray each had 13.

“Dallas Hancox was a huge factor both literally and figuratively in both games,” adds Coach Cuachon. “He was everywhere and on both sides of the floor!”

Four Chargers begin the 2019 Winter semester on the PACWEST League Leaders list, and they are: 

Ty Cleland #10 in Assists (3.38/G)
Matthew Gray           T#5 in Assists (3.88/G)
Dallas Hancox           #5 in Rebounds (8.57/G)
Shaquille Maharaj T#10 in Rebounds (6.29/G) and #9 in Assists (3.57/G)

Find the complete list of the Top 10 Performers on the PACWEST website.

Up next, the Chargers have a bye weekend followed by a long awaited weekend at home where the Chargers face off against the #7 nationally ranked Douglas Royals. After eight games, the Chargers are 3-5 and sit fifth in the conference standings.

“DC is a very good, well coached team with a deep and talented roster,” states Coach Cuachon. “They're going to be a tough match and a very interesting puzzle to try and solve. The rest of the season is just about us continuing to grow together towards our peak and try to achieve our potential.”

Fri, January 18 • Camosun hosts Douglas • Women @ 6pm; Men @ 8pm
Sat, January 19 • Camosun hosts Douglas • Women @ 1pm; Men @ 3pm

All games at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria (4371 Interurban Rd). Fans can also watch the games live on the Camosun Chargers Webcast.

Contact

Scot Cuachon
Head Coach, Camosun Chargers Men's Basketball
scotcuachon@gmail.com • 250-661-7597

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Third-year guard Ismail Abdulahi

Photo courtesy Camosun Chargers Athletics

Third-year guard, Ismail Abdulahi totalled 36 points in Camosun’s split against the Langara Falcons.

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