Midnight arrived way to early for the Camosun Chargers women’s basketball team who were hoping to take on a Cinderella role at the PacWest provincial basketball championships on their home floor at PISE on Thursday.
Instead, the No. 6 Chargers dropped a tight 61-56 decision to the Douglas College Royals, ending the Saanich school’s season.
“Absolutely, it’s disappointing,” said Chargers coach Brett Westcott.
“You get close; you know you can beat the teams here, but performance is what dictates it and we didn’t perform near well enough.
“We’re competitive with everybody,” he added.
“Too many mistakes at the defensive end, though. In terms of stuff in practice, we just didn’t execute defensively. We gave up too much easy stuff that we shouldn’t have and they capitalized on our mistakes.”
Ella Goldschmid and Marina Low had 13 points each for the Chargers. Amonda Francis, the PacWest’s player of the year, had 24 for Douglas.
The Chargers’ men’s team, also No. 6 in a six-team tournament, lost a tough result, 53-50 to No. 3 Quest in the late game.
Earlier, Kwantlen downed Quest 64-48 in women’s play while Douglas defeated Capilano 83-65 in men’s.
Douglas now takes on Vancouver Island University in women’s semifinal play today at 1 p.m., while Capilano faces Kwantlen at 6 p.m.
In men’s action, Langara takes on Douglas at 8 p.m. and VIU will take on Quest at 3 p.m. at PISE.
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