Eagles winless at home
The KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Eagles failed to make up ground in the playoff race in the Pacific Western Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball league.
The Eagles fell 56-42 Friday night to the Camosun Chargers of Victoria, then dropped a 56-42 decision to the Vancouver Island University Mariners Saturday afternoon.
At 3-7 (won-lost), KPU is tied with the Douglas College Royals for the final playoff position and are just a game behind the Capilano Blues and Langara Falcons.
Second-year forward Amber Lee Kavanagh paced the Eagles with 17 points and 15 rebounds in the two games, including a team-best 12 points against the Mariners.
Fourth-year centre Samantha McPhail was the top scorer against Camosun, netting 10 points.
The women’s team has a pair of key games this weekend, visiting the Royals Friday and Langara on Saturday evening.
The Eagles men’s team fell to 1-9 and are two games out of the top six. KPU couldn’t hang on to an 11-point lead with three minutes remaining and lost a close 81-79 decision to the Chargers Friday night.
On Saturday against the first-place Mariners, the Eagles fell 96-45.
Fourth-year centre Devan Haynes was the weekend’s top scorer for KPU with 26 points. Ali Bosir, a fifth-year forward and a graduate of Princess Margaret Secondary in Surrey, tallied 14 points and 19 rebounds to go with six assists.