Brent Mutis, CapU Sport Information & Compliance Officer
Kirsten Abo scored all of her team-leading 12 points in the second half to pace the Capilano Blues women's basketball team to a 70-55 road win Friday night over the Okanagan College Coyotes.
Making her 12th start of the season, Abo mainly shared ballhandling duties in the first half with backcourt mate Sherrie Errico but in a tight second half, the Richmond native was at her best and got into double-digits in scoring for the first time since Nov. 23 and helped the Blues to an important victory on the road.
Capilano led by six points going to the third quarter where Abo hit her only three of the night and added another field goal and a free throw to help the Blues maintain their lead. In the fourth quarter, Abo was tidy from the free-throw line, knocking down all four from the stripe to help seal the win.
Kate Mallette was also productive in crunch time as she scored seven of her nine points on the night in the fourth.
Simrat Dosanjh got hot quickly off the bench in the second quarter, scoring all nine of her points in the frame on three splashes from three-point range.
Mackenzie Smith fell just short of a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds in 29 minutes of work.
Errico filled the stat sheet with 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and a block.
Capilano was automatically granted a win for the game they were supposed to play Saturday at Columbia Bible College as the Bearcats were not able to dress a full squad.
The Blues finish the regular season with a pair of games at Langara College on Feb. 21 and 22.