Basketball update

November 11th, 2018

BASKETBALL UPDATE

A pair of road wins for the Mariners. While the offense was not electric and at times sputtered, the defense was solid and led the Mariner women to a 63-53 win at Capilano University on Friday night, and a 65-40 win over Douglas on Saturday. 

Friday night we did a pretty good job defensively, taking some of their talented players out of their comfort zone. Good thing as we ourselves also struggled to find any sort of rhythm on the offensive end. It felt like we were trying to complicate things in the offensive end, instead of keeping things simple and moving the basketball. Danielle Vanbergen had a nice offensive game, scoring in multiple ways and leading us with 22 pts. While Shayce Johnston was a point away from a double-double, as she had 9 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Amber Lease was once again solid on both ends of the court, while finishing with 12 pts. Comments Head Coach Tony Bryce

Saturday we overwhelmed Douglas on the defensive end in the first half, only allowing 15 points and holding the leagues leading scorer at the time, without a hoop. While we had good shots and opportunities offensively, we struggled to concentrate and finish. I felt we were 'soft' around the rim, too worried about getting blocked and never adjusted, which resulted in many missed opportunities. You can bet the pad will be out this week in practice. Shayce Johnston was again solid with 12 pts and 5 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action. Freshman Kayla Gregory had 12 pts and 4 rebounds off the bench, while Emily Clark led us with 10 rebounds. It was nice to get everyone some quality time, with all 12 players getting at least 12 minutes of action.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Shayce Johnston

Second year forward Shayce Johnston helped lead a balanced VIU Mariners to a pair of road wins this past weekend. Friday night versus a talented Capilano team Shayce was a point away from a double double, with 9 points and 12 rebounds in the Mariners 63-53 victory. On Saturday she helped lead the Mariners to convincing 65-40 win at Douglas, and in just 17 minutes of action was able to contribute 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Men suffered first loss of season to Capilano 82-78 but bounced back the next day to defeat Douglas 88-66.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Cameron Gay

Cameron Gay (Ninemile, Washington) had a solid weekend for the Mariners this past weekend.
Friday night, Cameron collected 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.
Saturday afternoon, Cameron collected 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in the Mariners 88-66 win over Douglas College.
Weekend Total: 36 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals and 1 block.

Home games this weekend vs Langara !!