Anyone watching in the stands Saturday night was surely entertained, as the Okanagan Lakers Men's Basketball team took down Columbia Bible College Bearcats 84-62. After a few no-look passes and a couple dunks, the crowd was on their feet in support of the Lakers, who led all game.
"I don't like getting too flashy, looking too undisciplined" said Head Coach Darren Semeniuk regarding the unconventional moves "But it shows that they're confident. I don't want to see a flashy pass fail, but if it works, that's good."
The Lakers were ready to play some defensive ball coming into the game, ready to face an explosive CBC offense known for energetic comebacks. These expectations no doubt aided in the Laker dominance over the unusually tame Bearcats. Semeniuk explains; "They're a team that can put 10 points on the board quickly, and they're used to playing 10 points down. However, tonight they didn't have the energy like we expected them too."
Regardless of the reasons for tonight's victory, Semeniuk is confident of his team's ability going on the road for the first time this season. This road-trip will be especially important, not just as the first of the season, but also for what could be the biggest game in the men's regular season. Against nationally No.1 ranked Douglas College (Lakers are ranked 6th), both teams will put up their undefeated records to see who will sit atop the BCCAA standings.
"We've won the games we're supposed to win so far. Next week we play Douglas and Capilano, and Douglas is No.1 in the country so that will be an interesting game. Capilano we should be able to handle in preparation for Douglas."
The Lakers take on Capilano Friday night, with the Douglas scrum taking place Saturday the 17th. Look to the Athletics site for updates.
Last reviewed 11/13/2007 4:15:46 PM