M's go 3 of 4 at camosun

January 12th, 2009

A great start to 2009 season winning both volleyball games and the men's basketball game. Our women's basketball team had a 17 point lead against the #1 team in the league, but failed to finish. Coach Bill McWhinnie thought it was a very good team effort that probably deserved a better fate.
Brittany Knievel had a strong game with 20 points and 6 rebounds.
The men's basketball team thumped the Chargers 81-48 with Andrew Kaban contributing 15 points.
Coach Bryce comments .... A decent first game back after a long break.Thought our effort, especially on the defensive end was very good. Another balanced attack which is always nice to see. Credit to the players for understanding our depth and that we have a very balanced attack, with several guys that can score when put in the right opportunity.They are all playing very unselfish basketball and not worried about individual touches or points.That mindset will be the key for us as we continue with a very tough second half of the schedule. I thought we were good, but we will need to be better next weekend.We did a very good job of taking care of the basketball. Defensively at times we were undisciplined and it led to easy baskets.I also felt at times on the defensive end we got away from the game plan.Those things will need to be corrected next weekend with Douglas and Capilano in town
Offensively we were just okay.You could see a little rust and we will work to correct that in practice this week.Our timing and spacing is in need of improvement.But overall, a win on the road is always a great thing in this league.I was very nervous going into this one, and I am glad that the fella's answered the challenge and played with great energy. Read More
On the volleyball court the women crushed the Camosun Chargers 3-0 with Erin ODoherty registering 7 kills in the brief match, while the Mariner Men went the distance winning 15-13 in the fifth !!