Back to back wins over UBC-O

February 6th, 2011

Back to back wins over UBC Okanagan
Comments by Head Coach
BILL MCWHINNIE

A very good weekend with two wins over a very good, well coached UBCO team.  In a battle of second place teams, VIU managed to escape with 2 hard fought wins, creating some distance in the battle for a first round bye.  On Friday, VIU trailed by double figures in the second quarter but managed to battle back and defeat UBCO 64-61.  VIU created benefited from 34 UBCO turnovers in the win.  On Saturday, VIU held UBCO's top scorer, Jenna Kantz to 2 for 18 shooting in a 69-63 victory.

"I was very pleased how we bounced back after two tough loses the previous weekend at Capilano.  We faced more adversity in the first half on Friday night, falling behind by double figures and we managed to claw our way back and pull out the win.  These two wins put us in a position to control our own destiny in terms of getting a first round bye at the Provincial champsionships"

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Next up for VIU is their final two home games of the season against Kwantlen



VIU Women 64  UBCO 61

Top scorers Kayla Gromme 17 points 4 rebounds 7 assists
                  Brittany Knievel 15 points 10 rebounds
                  Shayna Worthington 12 points 9 rebounds

VIU women 69  UBCO 63

Top scorers  Kayla Gromme 21 points  six 3 pointers
                   Shayna Worthington 13 points