CBC’s Harvina Kaler dekes around a Langara defender on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford Ne)ws

CBC’s Harvina Kaler dekes around a Langara defender on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford Ne)ws

Bearcats women split Langara

Playoff hopes remain intact for Columbia Bible College women’s team

The CBC Bearcats women’s basketball team inched closer to a PACWEST playoff berth, after a split with the Langara Falcons at home on Friday and Saturday.

The women kicked off 2018 the right way on Friday, edging the Falcons 47-46 for their second win of the season.

The Bearcats rode an amazing performance off the bench by post Anna Kamerman, who picked up 24 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in just 21:50 of action.

CBC also got a big night from Makayla Starman, who had 12 rebounds, and Harvina Kaler, who picked up eight assists, seven rebounds and six points. The women earned the win despite shooting just 26 per cent, but dominated the board battle by 11.

The teams met again on Saturday, but the Falcons turned it on in the second half to win 66-59.

Sarah Rozendal scored a team-high 17 points in the loss.

The split leaves both teams with identical records of two wins and eight losses, but the Bearcats hold the tiebreaker as they won the season series against Langara 2-1.

The struggles continue for the CBC men’s team, as they couldn’t stop the Falcons offensively on Friday or Saturday.

Friday’s game saw Langara lead 59-31 at the half, and go on to win 123-77. Ty Cleland led all Bearcats with 26 points. The Falcons shot 49 per cent in the win.

Langara’s dominance continued on Saturday, when the team posted a 113-79 win over CBC. Jack Nadelhoffer had 15 points and 19 rebounds, while Michael Olive scored 13.

The men remain winless after 10 games in PACWEST action.

The teams next head to Nanaimo to battle the VIU Mariners on Friday and Saturday. The next home games occur on Feb. 9, when the Camosun Chargers come to town.