Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup

RuiLin Huang was named the 2012 CCAA Women’s Badminton Player of the Year for the fourth year in a row.
By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press


Basketball

Last week the Royals men’s basketball team took part in the PACWEST Provincial championships at Capilano University in a good old fashioned affair. However, the sixth-seeded Royals came up just shy against the number three Camosun Chargers in a 68–62 contest, finishing off their season earlier than  they had hoped.

The UNBC Timberwolves and the VIU Mariners were the teams that battled in the finals for gold for both the men and women’s teams. In the men’s finals, the Timberwolves beat the Mariners by a score of 69–62 to take the championship, while in the women’s finals the Timberwolves were the winners as well taking out the Mariners, 62–53.

In the bronze medal games for both the men and women’s basketball teams, the Camosun Chargers faced off against the Capilano Blues. In the men’s game, the Chargers beat the Blues 84–78 to take the Bronze while in the women’s game the Blues were the winners in a 72–52 win.

UNBC becomes the first school to win both men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same season since UCFV won the BCCAA championship back in 2003-04.


Badminton

Royals’ badminton superstar RuiLin Hang captured gold at nationals at Thompson Rivers University this past weekend for the fourth year in a row, dominating in the finals against Tracy Wong from Humber College OCAA by a score of 21–13, and 21–10.

She was also named the 2012 CCAA Women’s Badminton Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive year along with other accomplishments, which include the CCAA Badminton Player of the Month along with winning all four PACWEST tournaments with a dazzling 26–0 record, and winning gold and silver at the 2012 Seattle Open.

"RuiLin is in a class of her own," says Alf McGuire, CCAA national badminton convenor. "Her performances are outstanding."

Bob Sharma took home the silver in men’s singles for Douglas College, while our very own Luo Wei and Simon Wu won gold in the men’s doubles finals; Charmagne Yeung, and Logan Campbell won the mixed doubles gold.

Yes, Douglas College cleaned up as PACWEST and PACWEST host players won seven of the 15 medals in the CCAA championships. What a way to finish!

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