PACWEST Basketball Rewind - Week 1

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Sports Pictures

Week 1 of the women's PACWEST basketball season is in the books. Here's the Rewind:

THURSDAY

Camosun Chargers 75
VIU Mariners 68

The Chargers used a 28 point fourth quarter to win their first game under new head coach Cait Haggarty. Kathryn Candell picked up where she left off last season with a game high 24 points and Isla Swanwick chipped in with 15. Sophomore Mia Roberts played over 36 minutes and tallied 12 points and had seven rebounds.

The Mariners saw a team high from Madeline Hart off the bench with 23 points. Victoria Brown chipped in with 12 and Emma Planter scored 10 on the strength of three-three pointers.

FRIDAY

Capilano Blues 82
Quest Kermodes 51

The Blues offence opened the season quickly and showed they will again be dangerous this year. They used their guards to set the tone as Ashley dela Cruz Yip dropped a game high 21 points and Reio Ohama had 19. Last season’s Player of the Year Carmelle M’Bikata had 12 points and seven boards.

The Kermodes offence struggled against the quickness of the Blues defence. Kyra Boulding came off the bench and scored 13 to lead the club and Emily Lachenmayer scored 12 and had six rebounds.

Douglas Royals 68
Langara Falcons 37

The defending champs came out swinging outscoring the Falcons 22-4 in the first quarter and really set the tone. Nine different players found the scoresheet with Rachel Beauchamp leading the way with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Simran Bir came off the bench for 16 and Amber Beasley had nine.

The Falcons found it difficult to generate any offence. Bronte Stark led the way with 11 and Trisha Pajayon chipped in with 10.

VIU Mariners 65
CBC Bearcats 58

The Mariners used a strong second half to record their first win of the season. Emma Planter was on fire from downtown hitting five shots and finished with 17 points. Kaitlyn LaFountaine came off the bench for 16 points as all nine players hit the scoresheet.

The Bearcats played well in a losing effort. Harvina Kaler led all scorers with 20 points hitting four-three pointers and Sarah Rozendal added five more and finished with 19 points.

SATURDAY

Capilano Blues 80
Langara Falcons 52

The Blues used their stifling defence to frustrate the Falcons offence to only 14 points in the first half.

For the second straight night Ashley dela Cruz Yip led the way with 16 points and Simrat Dosanjh came off the bench for 14 points hitting four shots from downtown. Carmelle M’Bikata got her first double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Falcons were led by the 12 points from Bronte Stark.

Douglas Royals 72
Quest Kermodes 49

The Royals outscored the Kermodes 21-7 in the second quarter to take control of the game. Rachel Beauchamp was again solid with 20 while Nanaya Miki collected 10 offensive rebounds and scored 14 points.

Half of the Kermodes points came from Kimmy Aburegeba who scored 25 of their 49 points on 12 of 23 shooting. Eliska Vavrova chipped in with nine points and seven boards.

Camosun Chargers 79
CBC Bearcats 49

The Chargers won their second straight to open the season as all 10 players got on the scoresheet. Mia Roberts scored 16 as did Aija Salvador coming off the bench. Ella Goldschmid had 10 points and Madison Terbasket-Winser tallied nine.

The Bearcats went ice cold from downtown finishing 2 of 19. Makayla Starman and Anna Kamerman each had 12 points.