By Josh Martin, Sports Editor
The men’s volleyball team was back in action this week with back-to-back matches against the Capilano Blues last Friday, a 3–1 win, and Saturday, losing 3–2. Despite the loss, the Royals sit comfortably in first place with a 19–5 record and 38 points in 24 matches. This weekend, the Royals will be travelling to Cranbrook to partake in the PacWest Provincial Volleyball Championships and hopefully retain their title as provincial champions. The men’s National Volleyball Championships will take place on March 7–9 in Niagara, Ontario.
The women’s volleyball team had back-to-back 3–0 losses to the Capilano Blues this past week and are sitting in sixth place, second-to-last, in the standings with a 6–18 record and 12 points in 24 matches. The women’s squad will be travelling with the men’s team to Cranbrook this weekend to partake in the Provincial Championships. The women’s National Volleyball Championships will take place on March 7–9 in Lloydminster, Alberta.
The men’s basketball team were defeated by the Quest Kermodes 83–75 on Valentine’s Day and lost again to the Capilano Blues 69–54 on Sunday. They are currently in fourth place in the standings with an 8–13 record and 16 points in 21 games. Next weekend they’ll be travelling to Victoria for the Provincial Championships. The men’s National Championships take place on March 14–16 in St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec.
The women’s basketball team also lost against the Kermodes last Thursday by a score of 69–58 but won against the Capilano Blues 54–43 this past Saturday. They sit at third in the standings with a 14–7 record and 28 points in 21 games. Next weekend they’ll be in Victoria for the Provincial Championships. The women’s National Championships is on March 14–16 in Truro, Nova Scotia.