Capilano drops two on the road

First-year forward Nathan Bromige. Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures
First-year forward Nathan Bromige. Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures

The Capilano University Blues men’s basketball fell short in a pair of fast-paced match-ups this past weekend in Vancouver, dropping two decisions to the Langara College Falcons.

Langara’s offence caused issues for CapU from the get-go, as the home team outscored the Blues 25-13 in the opening frame of Friday’s contest and then posted at least 25 points in each of the final three frames en route to a 105-75 win. The Blues couldn’t find a consistent answer, as they committed 23 turnovers and shot just 6-of-33 from three-point land in the loss.

Hassan Phills led the way with a team-high 16 points and eight rebounds, while Nathan Bromige also reached double-figures with 13 to go along with eight boards.

Capilano’s offence found their stride on Saturday evening, but the Falcons improved on their Friday performance. The Blues trailed 26-24 after the first quarter, but Langara outscored CapU 33-18 in the second frame – which proved to be the difference. Capilano hung tough and staged a late comeback with 32 points in the fourth, but the Falcons closed out a 112-97 decision to secure the weekend sweep.

Denver Sparks-Guest had a double-double with 33 points and 11 rebounds, while Brenden Bailey tallied 19 points. Michael Kelly shot 4-of-7 from beyond the arc to record 12 points, and Phills posted eight points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and four steals.

The Blues fall to 8-8 on the season, and now sit in fifth in the crowded PACWEST standings. They return home for two more home games, as they host the Douglas College Royals on Friday and Saturday night. Capilano won their earlier meeting 85-84 back in November, and the results of these final two games will decide seeding at the PACWEST Championships in three weeks’ time.

Friday’s contest is Make Some Noise for mental health night, as we encourage all fans to bring noisemakers and get loud as part of an ongoing effort to promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. More information can be found here.