Women’s basketball falls to Camosun
By Courtnie Martin, Sports Reporter
It’s coming down to crunch time for the women’s basketball team as they try to secure a berth for provincials, and they had a huge game on February 14 against second-place Camosun College. After the Royals had taken the previous game by just three points, Camosun was out for blood.
Camosun was on fire in the first quarter; every shot that left their hands met the bottom of the net, and they ended the first 10 minutes up 23-10. In the second, the Royals tried to claw back. Adelia Paul sliced through the defence, making back-to-back quality drives along the way, but at half, the score still had the Chargers up by 15.
Douglas fought hard in the third but still had a significant gap to cover. However, the final quarter was very much a different team. Chloe Kennedy nailed huge threes, and Jettie McLaughlin went beast-mode in the paint, snatching every missed shot. After being down 20 points, Douglas came back within six before their comeback sputtered, ultimately falling 56-46.
“We started slowly and couldn’t find a rhythm offensively, but our defence after the first quarter kept us in it. We made a significant run to close the gap but they shot well to finish the game. I’m proud of our fight, but it would be nicer to avoid digging ourselves a hole we need to climb out of,” said coach Courtney Gerwing.