The Douglas College Royals got their first win of the 2017 CCAA Nationals after a 78-60 victory over the MSVU Mystics on Friday afternoon.
Sarah Jorgenson was named the Player of the Game with 15 points, four rebounds and four blocks. Rachel Beauchamp led all scorers with 22 points and an impressive 16 rebounds. Ellen Fallis was outstanding as well with 19 points, five boards and two steals.
Overall offensively the Royals shot 51.7% and were balanced with eight players getting on the scoresheet.
Defensively they held the Mystics to 27% shooting and created 22 turnovers.
The Royals now move onto a bronze semi-final on Saturday at 11:00am PST. If they win they will play for a CCAA bronze medal.
After a big win yesterday, the VIU Mariners found themselves consistency digging out of a hole on Friday in a semi-final against the Nomades de Montmorecy of the RSEQ, ultimately losing 95-80.
The Mariners were cold in the first half, but finished shooting 42% from the field, but only 21% from downtown. They turned the ball over 25 times which led to 29 points the other direction.
Offensively the Mariners were led by the Player of the Game Kaz Kobayashi who finished with 26 points, three rebounds and three steals. Usama Zaid was held to 14 points on 5-16 shooting.
The Mariners now slip to a bronze medal semi-final where they will face the SAIT Trojans from the ACAC. Tip-off is set for 6:00am PST. The winner will move onto the bronze medal game at 2:00pm PST.