Brent Mutis, CapU Sport Information & Compliance Officer
The Capilano Blues got a combined 45 points from their starting backcourt of Michael Kelly and CJ Campbell in a 93-69 win over the visiting Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats Saturday night at the Centre for Sport and Wellness.
Kelly's 29 points were a season high and came largely from his 7-of-10 showing from three-point territory. Campbell added 26, nine of which came in a dominant Blues third quarter where they outscored the visitors 26-13 to take control of the game.
CBC came out hot to start the night, building a 10-0 lead before Campbell made a three to get the Blues on the board. Kelly followed with his first three of the evening and CapU went on a 14-7 run to end the first quarter with a 20-19 lead.
Ball control, which has been a problem for the Blues in some of their losses this season, was solid on Saturday. Campbell dished out a season-high 11 assists to just four turnovers. The third-year guard came within one rebound of a triple double and also swiped four steals.
Defence was a strength for the home side as well, particularly in the second half where CBC shot just 10-for-41 from the floor. The Blues held CBC to just 35.5 per cent shooting on the night and just 14.3 per cent from three-point range.
Nathan Bromige was a presence under the basket for CapU Saturday, swatting a season-high four blocks. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with his seven points and four assists.
On Friday night at Douglas College, the Blues offence was held in check by the No. 1-ranked team in the country in an 80-59 defeat.
The Blues end the first half of the season with a 2-6 record and get going again in 2020 with another meeting against Douglas on January 17. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. at CapU's Centre for Sport and Wellness.