Bearcats women in playoff hunt

CBC women keeps Pacwest playoff dreams alive with win over Langara

CBC's Harvina Kaler drives to the hoop against Quest on Friday.

CBC's Harvina Kaler drives to the hoop against Quest on Friday.

The Columbia Bible College Bearcats women’s basketball team is staying alive in the Pacwest playoff hunt.

The women’s team leapfrogged the Langara Falcons with a 76-70 win on Saturday to take over sole possession of sixth place in the Pacwest.

The Bearcats outscored the Falcons 20-10 in the third quarter and got a big game from Harvina Kaler, who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Mandy Van Delden added 14 points and eight assists, while Grace Tadrous chipped in with 12 points off the bench.

Saturday’s win was a bounce-back effort, after CBC lost 65-53 to the Quest Kermodes on Friday. Quest led the entire way, after opening up a 20-7 lead in the first quarter.

Deanna Esau and Sarah Rozendal led the way with 13 points apiece, while Kaler grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

The Bearcats record now stands at four wins and nine losses on the season. they are in sole possession of the sixth and final playoff spot in the Pacwest standings.

Meanwhile, the losses continue to mount for the men’s team, after falling 80-64 to Quest on Friday, and 90-79 to Langara on Saturday.

The men started slowly on both games, and couldn’t close the gap after their poor first quarters.

Umbori Watson led the way on Friday with 14 points, while Elijah Calhoun picked up 23 points and 14 rebounds on Saturday.

The men’s team record drops to one win and 12 losses on the season, and they are in seventh place in the Pacwest.

Both teams return to action on home court on Saturday, when the Kwantlen Eagles come to CBC.