Great Night of Basketball

February 12th, 2012

The 2012 Mariner basketball home season wrapped up this past weekend.
The fifth year players were  recognized in the spotlight and with slidshows, plus some outstanding basketball took place with VIU producing some big wins !!

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SCORING/STATS

VIU Basketball and Volleyball teams are all now .... #1 in the PACWEST !!!

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Player of the game
PATRICK MCCARTHY

VIU Mariner's senior Patrick McCarthy played his final home game of his career on Saturday night in front of a packed house of family and friends, and he did not disappoint.

The Mariners were able to defeat the talented and potent Unbc Timberwolves 76-71 in a physical battle. One of the main reasons was both the defensive and offensive contributions of their hometown boy.  McCarthy led the M's in scoring with 18 hard earned points, and also hauled down 8 rebounds (4 on the offensive end) in 27 minutes of action. "Both my seniors (Jacob Thom being the other) were brilliant in their final home game. Patrick was a handful on the offensive end, but also did a great job limiting Unbc big man Kevin Madsen on the defensive end of the floor...so very proud of them both", according to coach Tony Bryce.
The win against the second place T-Wolves secured first place in the Pacwest for the Mariners, and a first round bye in the playoffs. The M's finish up league play on the road next weekend visting Capilano and Quest.

Player of the game
JOCELYN JONES

Jocelyn is a 3rd year guard from Highline Community College in Washington.  This past weekend vs UNBC, Jocelyn was outstanding in a 73-57 win.  Jocelyn shot 11/14 from the field scoring a game high 28 points while adding 4 steals and 3 assists.  Jocelyn continues to provide VIU with scoring in a variety of ways.  "Jocelyn has been our most consistent scorer all season, she can score in a variety of ways and is a difficult matchup." "She has also been terrific defensively and has the ability to get all her teammates involved in the offense"