Women’s basketball loses to Langara
By Courtnie Martin, Sports Reporter
On November 22, the women’s basketball team competed in a fully packed gym against their rivals, Langara College. Douglas lost to the Falcons in a 28-point upset in their season opener, and while they lost again, their most recent performance was a far better showing.
The first half was a race to finish as the two traded buckets through the opening quarters. The Falcons could not answer to the scoring consistency and the Royals had a difficult time shutting down the dribble penetration. The half-time score was indicative of how the game had been played, with the teams taking a break at 26-25 for Langara.
The second half was very much the same pace. While Douglas controlled the game through the third quarter, going up by eight, they were unsuccessful in closing out the game. Langara came back on a 10-point run to take a two-point lead. Nanaya Miki hit some huge buckets to keep the team afloat, and as a result Douglas was down by six with two minutes to play. The referees called a five-second count against the opposing team, allowing Simran Bir to drain a clutch three. However, Langara knocked down five of their next six free throws, securing a victory of 60-53.
“I thought we played much better than the last game against them. Langara made important free throws in the end,” said Miki, who scored 19 points.