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KPU gets a win at home

Amber-Lee Kavanagh collected 12 rebounds for the Kwantlen Eagles in two PACWEST games last weekend. - FILE PHOTO / THE LEADER
Amber-Lee Kavanagh collected 12 rebounds for the Kwantlen Eagles in two PACWEST games last weekend.
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A split of weekend games at their Surrey campus has allowed the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Eagles to keep pace in the Pacific Western Athletic Conference (PACWEST) men’s basketball playoff race.

The Eagles lost 100-75 to the Vancouver Island University Mariners Friday night, but won a huge game Saturday afternoon by a 76-73 score over the Camosun Chargers of Victoria. Gurpal Mann was the top performer for KPU, scoring 30 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in the two games.

Kwantlen’s record is 3-13 on the season, two games back of the sixth-place Chargers with five games to play. Six teams will advance to the PACWEST playoffs.

The KPU women’s team remained one game out of sixth place after they lost twice, 78-47 to the Mariners Friday and 54-39 to Camosun Saturday.

Christina Brown and Shilpa Khanna each had 17 points on the weekend for the Eagles, with Amber-Lee Kavanagh leading all rebounders with 12.

At 4-12 on the season, KPU will host the 5-11 Langara Falcons in a huge game tonight (Thursday). A win would allow the Eagles to move into a tie with Langara for the final playoff position.

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