Vancouver Island University Mariner forward Juliet King looks to pass to a teammate during a Pacific Western Athletic Association game against the Capilano University Blues on Saturday at VIU gym. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Mariners win three out of four on home court

VIU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams played home games Friday and Saturday at the university gym

The VIU Mariners found some more early-season success with three wins out of four.

Vancouver Island University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams played home games Friday and Saturday at the VIU gym. The M’s men defeated the Douglas Royals 89-77 on Friday and handled the Capilano Blues 86-73 the next day. VIU’s women defeated Douglas 69-52 on Friday but lost 71-63 the next day versus Cap.

Mariners men’s player Usama Zaid led his team with 25 in front of a full gym Friday. Jerod Dorby scored 21 and Tyus Barfoot had 16. The next day, Zaid scored 30 to go with 12 rebounds. Brett Christensen added 17.

The Mariners’ women’s win saw Emma Planter lead the way with 19 points; Olivia Mjaaland scored 14 and Madeline Hart had 13. The next day Emily Clarke and Victoria Brown scored 14 each.

The M’s are on the road this weekend, Nov. 24-25, to face the Langara Falcons and Quest Kermodes, respectively.

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