Men's basketball play cis schools

October 5th, 2009

Comments by Tony Bryce Head Coach Men's Basketball team .....
VIU Men's Basketball travelled to the mainland to battle some CIS competition this past weekend.  Friday night the Mariners battled a solid SFU squad in a scrimmage format, playing 5 total quarters.  The scrimmage went well, but I thought our intensity and communication could have been much better.  We came out a little flat and seemed intimidated to start, but after the first quarter did a much better job.  Overall a very good experience for our younger players looking to make the transition to the post secondary game.

Saturday the M's visited UBC and once again played 5 quarters in a scrimmage format.  UBC is a deep talented squad but I felt we were much better than on Friday night.  I thought physically we battled hard and did not let them push us around, which was very nice to see.  It was a fantastic effort from the entire group and compared to last years scrimmage, I felt for the most part this past Saturday we hung around.  What we need to understand is "if we practice and play consistently at that level then we will be tough to beat, but it has to happen every time we step in the gym".