Royals women second in Pacwest

The Douglas College Royals women’s basketball team heads into the Christmas break sitting in second place in the Pacwest standings with a 6-2 record.

Although that’s a huge improvement over last year when the Royals were 0-7 at the Christmas break, they came within a whisker of being tied for first.

The Capilano Blues (8-0) came from behind to beat the Royals 60-55 at the New Westminster campus last Sunday. Douglas had held a six-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Chloe Kennedy led the Royals with 16 points while Amonda Francis had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The night before, the Royals defeated the visiting Quest Kermodes 65-58 with Francis netting 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kennedy scored 15 points coming off the bench.

Francis leads the Pacwest in scoring with an average of 19.4 points per game.

• The Douglas men’s squad won both of their games last weekend to improve to 4-4.

On Friday, they downed the Kermodes 81-67 thanks to a 26-8 run in the third quarter. Dusten Egelstad scored 19 points and had nine rebounds while Mark Dabrowski scored 17 with eight rebounds.

They followed that victory with an 87-74 triumph over Capilano. Harpreet Randhawa scored 21 points for the Royals and also had 14 rebounds.

Devan Haynes scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds while Dabrowski netted 19 and Egelstad 15.

The Royals are tied for third with Quest with the Langara Falcons (8-0) and the Vancouver Island University Mariners (6-2) ahead of them.

Both Royals teams don’t play again until Jan. 4 when they’re in Vancouver to take on the Langara Falcons.


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