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CapU closes out 2017 with convincing win

Photo Tae Hoon Kim / Capilano University
Photo Tae Hoon Kim / Capilano University

On the heels of a win over #7-ranked Douglas College, the Capilano University men’s basketball team closed out the 2017 portion of their regular season with a convincing 123-64 victory over the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Tuesday night in Abbotsford.

The Blues took over the game in the second quarter, as a nine-point lead after the first period of play became a 63-34 advantage at the half after CapU erupted for 39 points in the frame. They kept up their scoring pace until the final buzzer, scoring 97 through three quarters and then closing out the 123-64 decision.

Capilano shot 58.5% from the floor and 51.9% from three-point land in the contest, while holding CBC to marks of 25.3% and 19.2%. The high percentages on offence came along with a season-high 36 assists, compared to only nine turnovers.

Six players reached double figures in scoring, with Denver Sparks-Guest leading the way with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting. Hassan Phills came off the bench to score 19 points in 19 minutes, while Niko Mottus missed just one shot en route to 13 points.

Wowie Untalan filled the scoresheet in just 15 minutes of play, tallying 11 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Milidrag Stupar nearly missed a double-double, posting 10 points, nine boards, and three blocks.

CapU heads into the winter break on a modest two-game win streak, which puts them in fourth place in the PACWEST at 3-3. The Blues are back in action when they again travel to Abbotsford to take on CBC on January 5 and 6; the next home games are on January 12 and 13 against Vancouver Island University.