Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press

Royals volleyball

The women’s volleyball team lost back-to-back games against the Capilano University Blues this past weekend, both in 3–0 affairs. They finish their season in sixth place in the standings with a 3–21 record in 24 matches played with six points.

The men’s volleyball team had back-to-back wins against the Blues this past Friday and Saturday, with both matches resulting in 3–0 victories. They finish their regular season off sitting in second place in the standings with a 19–5 record in 24 matches and 38 points.

Douglas College will host the PacWest Volleyball Championships this week from Thursday, Feb. 23 to Saturday, Feb. 25. The women’s volleyball squad starts action in the quarterfinals on Thursday, with the CBC Bearcats and the Camosun Chargers rounding out the qualifying teams, while the men’s team has a bye right into the semi-finals on Friday.

Games start with quarter finals on Thursday and semi-finals on Friday at 1pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm. Saturday features the women’s and men’s bronze games at 1pm and 3pm, with the women’s final shortly after at 5:30pm, along with the men’s final at 8pm. Come support your Royals! Free admission!

Royals basketball

The men’s basketball team came out with a huge win this past weekend against the CBC Bearcats in a 95–83 decision to wrap up the regular season. With that win they clinched the final sixth spot in the standings with a 7–9 record and 14 points in 16 games. They will be making their way to Capilano for the PacWest playoffs March 1.

The women’s basketball team did not qualify for the playoffs this season, but did finish their year off on a high note, with a 65–59 win against the CBC Bearcats on Saturday. Their 3–13 record and six points in 16 games were good enough to earn them the eighth spot in the standings.

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