Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup

The final home game for the women’s basketball team this past Friday was a cause for celebration. Douglas Royal Quincie Onyejekwe was honoured for being the first fifth year senior for women’s basketball.
By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press

The Royals women’s volleyball team fell against the Camosun College Chargers on Friday night by a score of 3-2, but bounced back the following day to defeat the Chargers in the second of their back-to-back matches, 3-1. They are currently in sixth place out of seven in the standings with a 3-19 record and six points through 22 matches. They don’t play again until Feb. 17 and 18 against the Capilano University Blues. Both upcoming games are at 7pm, which will conclude their regular season schedule.

The men’s volleyball team had back-to-back wins against the Chargers this past weekend, both matches resulting in 3-1 wins. They are tied for first in the standings - along with the VIU Mariners - with an impressive 17-5 record and 34 points in 22 matches. They too do not play until Feb. 17 and 18, with back-to-back home games, both at 7:45pm against the Blues, to finish off their regular season.

The men’s basketball team was unsuccessful in their only game this past Friday against the Kwantlen Eagles, losing by a score of 80-63. They sit at seventh spot in the standings out of nine positions with a 5-8 record and 10 points in 13 games. This Friday they’re at Capilano to face the Blues in an  8pm tip off. The next night they play the Quest Kermodes - who sit dead last in the standings with zero points - at 8pm as well.

The women’s basketball team lost against the Eagles this past Friday, 68-53. They are currently eighth in the standings, with a 2-11 record and four points. This weekend they play the Blues on Friday at 6pm and the Kermodes on Saturday at 6pm.

Go check out a game and support your Royals!

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