CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director
Powered by 22 steals and 33 points off turnovers, the Capilano University Blues women’s basketball team won an 80-52 decision over the Langara College Falcons on Saturday night at the Sportsplex in North Vancouver.
Capilano set the tone early with tough defensive pressure in the half court and jumped out to a 10-1 lead. The Blues led by 10 after the first quarter, but Langara responded to cut the deficit to five out of the break.
CapU had a 20-0 run last evening which carried them to their win over Quest, and a 23-2 run proved pivotal in Saturday's victory. Ashley dela Cruz Yip scored three-straight layups midway through the second quarter to push the lead to 12, and Capilano’s team defense created steals and easy baskets in transition. The Blues scored 25 points in the second quarter, and led 41-18 at the half.
The Falcons stormed back with 25 points of their own in the third quarter, but CapU responded with another 25-point frame in the fourth to close out the 83-52 win.
Four Blues players hit double-digits in the contest, with dela Cruz Yip leading the way with 16. Simrat Dosanjh poured in 14 off the bench, which included three-pointers, and Carmelle M’Bikata had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dela Cruz Yip also had six of Capilano’s 22 total steals, while Sherrie Errico and Reiko Ohama added four apiece.
Capilano limited Langara to 27.6% shooting from the floor, while on the other side the Blues shot 34.9% and 43.5% from beyond the arc.
CapU improves to 2-0 after their first weekend of PACWEST play, while the Falcons fell to 0-2. The team heads to the island next weekend to take on Camosun College on Friday, November 17, and Vancouver Island University on Saturday the 18th. The Blues are then back home on Friday, November 24 to take on Columbia Bible College.