The Kwantlen Eagles spoiled the basketball home openers at Columbia Bible College on Friday evening, sweeping a pair of games against the Bearcats.
The ‘Cats men dropped a 70-68 decision in heartbreaking fashion. With the score knotted 68-68 and the final seconds ticking down in the fourth quarter, Kwantlen’s Gurpal Mann collected the rebound off teammate Aaron Ram’s missed three-pointer and laid it in as time expired to give his team the victory.
For CBC, Linden Willock’s team-high 14 points included four three-pointers, while Kevin Ford (13 points) and Marcio Juk (12 points) also scored in double figures.
The Eagles women beat the Bearcats 77-47, despite 17 points from Mandy Van Muyen and 15 from Deanna Esau.
The CBC volleyball teams were on the road to face the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, and the women came home with a pair of wins.
The Bearcats (5-3) won in straight sets both nights, strengthening their grip on third place in the PacWest in the process. Sadie Ball led the charge offensively both nights, with 15 kills on Friday and 11 on Saturday, while setter Anna Cupido turned in a well-rounded performance Friday with 26 assists, seven digs and five aces.
The CBC men’s v-ballers (2-6) fell in three sets both nights at COTR.
• The Bearcats volleyball teams have byes this weekend, while the basketball teams are on the road to play the Quest Kermodes and the Capilano Blues.