The Capilano University women’s basketball team fell 71-53 at the hands of the Douglas College Royals on Saturday night, sending the Blues into the winter break with a 4-2 record.
Both teams got off to strong offensive starts with Douglas up 22-19 after the first quarter, before things cooled off in the second and both teams combined for 21 total points. The Royals took a six-point lead into halftime, as they led 34-28.
Douglas stormed out of the gate in the third quarter, while Capilano struggled on offence – which ultimately put the game out of reach. The Royals outscored the Blues 23-12 in the frame, and carried over their strong play through till the final buzzer to close out the 71-53 win.
Capilano came into the game averaging 78.6 points per contest, but Douglas contained their offence and forced them to shoot a season-low 26.9 percent. The Blues had also been strong on the offensive glass this year, averaging 20.8 offensive rebounds a game, but recorded only eight. On the other side, the Royals shot 41.1% and had 19 offensive boards.
Ashley dela Cruz Yip led CapU with 11 points on the night, while Carmelle M’Bikata had nine points and eight rebounds. Simrat Dosanjh came off the bench to record five points, three assists, and two steals.
Capilano heads into the winter break at 4-2 and in a four-way tie for first place, but with the tie-breaker they sit in fourth in the PACWEST. The regular season gets back underway when the Blues head to Abbotsford to take on Columbia Bible College on January 5 and 6; CapU is back at home on January 12 and 13 when they host Vancouver Island University at the Sportsplex.