Breakthrough win for Bearcats hoopsters

The Columbia Bible College men's basketball team earned a confidence-building triumph, beating the Quest University Kermodes 70-67 at home.

The Columbia Bible College men’s basketball team earned a confidence-building triumph on Saturday, beating the Quest University Kermodes 70-67 at home.

It marked the first win of the PacWest regular season for the Bearcats (1-6), who had several close calls in recent weeks but hadn’t been able to finish the job.

Rookie point guard Kevin Ford led the way, posting 20 points and eight rebounds, while forward Tim Vaandrager finished with 19 points.

“We know we can compete with most of the teams in our league, we just needed to get over the hump,” Bearcats head coach Dave Martens said. “This gives us some confidence going into the break.”

On Friday, the Bearcats men dropped a 100-81 decision to the first-place Capilano Blues, despite a monster game from Ford, who racked up 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

The CBC women (0-7) are still seeking their first win – they fell 110-60 to Capilano, and 87-55 to Quest. Rookie forward Melissa Spring put up some eye-popping numbers in defeat – she went for 23 points and 20 rebounds against Cap, and followed up with 17 points and and 28 rebounds against Quest.

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