With over 100 points in each contest, the #11 ranked Capilano University Blues men’s basketball team claimed two victories over the weekend to start the 2018-19 PACWEST season 2-0.
After a slow start in Friday’s contest against Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, CapU outscored the Bearcats 32-13 in the second quarter en route to a 107-79 win. Five Blues scored in double-figures, and the team as a whole shot 60.6% from the floor and 47.8% from beyond the arc. Denver Sparks-Guest led the way with 17 points, while CJ Campbell, Niko Mottus, and Michael Kelly each had 15. Second-year forward Nathan Bromige had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Capilano’s strong played carried into Saturday’s game against Langara College, as they claimed a 108-90 win over the Falcons. Their defensive pressure caused fits for Langara all evening, as the Blues forced 28 turnovers and turned those into 30 points. The Falcons also shot just 34.7% from the field and were 6-of-21 from three-point land.
Balanced scoring once again powered the offence, with six players cracking double figures. Campbell had 23 on 11-of-18 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals, and Brenden Bailey had 17 points and three steals. Mottus had 10 points off the bench, and across the weekend was 5-of-6 from three-point land.
The Blues are back at home next weekend to host two tough teams from the Island. On Friday, November 9 CapU hosts #7 ranked Vancouver Island University at 8:00pm in a match-up of undefeated teams, and on Saturday at 3:00pm they take on 0-2 Camosun College in a rematch of last year’s PACWEST quarterfinal, which Camsoun won 71-69.