Brent Mutis, Sport Information & Compliance Officer
Kirsten Abo and Devon Wood each scored 14 points while Georgia Nelson chipped in 12 off the bench to help the Capilano Blues to a 92-39 road win over the Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats Saturday in Abbotsford.
The Blues made a statement in the opening quarter, opening up a 20-6 lead that included six points from Reiko Ohama and Nelson's first of four threes on the night. Cap continued their dominance through the second quarter and went into halftime with a commanding 53-18 edge.
Blues head coach Chris Weimer was pleased to get contributions from all over the lineup.
"We have a well rounded team, lots of depth and it showed against CBC," said Weimer. "Everyone contributed in one way or another. You never want to have to rely on one or two players to do the bulk of your scoring, if they are off or locked down defensively you're going to be in trouble."
Abo went off for nine of her points in the third quarter on 4-of-5 shooting including one of her two makes from three-point range. With the game's outcome in hand Blues head coach Chris Weimer was able to get minutes for his entire bench and first-year guard Camie Ward made the most of it, having the biggest game of her young career with 10 points - all in the second quarter - and four rebounds.
Ward's effort, along with Nelson's night off the bench, it provided a real boost to a developing Cap squad that is beginning to understand its strengths.
"Both Camie and Georgia were fantastic," said Weimer. "They both made the most of their minutes, contributing on both ends of the floor.
"Georgia was lights out, shooting 4-for-5 from three-point land."
There was also positives for the Blues in that they maintained focus and execution despite the fact the game came to them relatively simply on Saturday.
"We try to approach every game the same way, regardless of who we're facing," said Weimer. "Work hard and execute no matter what the score is or who we're playing.
"With that said, it is only natural at times to let up or lose focus in when the score is lopsided or you know going in you are up against a weak opponent. We try to set individual and team in-game goals to keep the players focused and sharp."
Next up for the Blues is a Friday-Saturday doubleheader Nov. 22 and 23 at home with the Okanagan College Coyotes coming to CapU. Game times are 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.