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Eagles split

They came close to a sweep, but the one win they did get from two weekend games kept the Kwantlen Eagles in the playoff race.

The B.C. Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball team edged the University of Northern B.C. (UNBC) Timberwolves 70-69 Friday night at the Surrey campus of Kwantlen University College, then lost 90-87 to the University of B.C. – Okanagan Lakers Saturday evening. The win left the Eagles with a 2-8 (won-lost) record, two games away from the sixth and final playoff berth.

Brighton Gbarazia with 23 points and Nick Lafleur with 21 led the Eagles scoring. Andy Kaila hit three treys, and scored 13 points.

Lafleur was the top Eagles scorer against the Lakers, tallying 22 points, with Gbarazia adding 18, Jay Hoare netting 16 and Kaila contributing 14.

Kwantlen’s women’s team lost both games on the weekend. They fell 86-50 Friday to UNBC, then took the Lakers to overtime Saturday before falling 67-57.

Koral Fraser with 17 points and Melissa Adrian with 16 were the high scorers against the Timberwolves, with Adrian and Caitlyn Munn each netting 13 on Saturday.

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