VIU Mariners scoring baskets in bunches

The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s basketball team got to triple digits in a weekend win at Columbia Bible College.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s basketball team is as good as advertised so far this season.

The Pacific Western Athletic Association’s top-ranked team got to triple digits in one of its weekend wins, a 113-47 pasting at Columbia Bible College on Saturday, a day after thumping the Douglas Royals 94-39.

Shayna Worthington, who scored 25 points the first night and 22 points the following afternoon, was selected as PacWest’s Athlete of the Week for her efforts.

“Shayna worked really hard this past summer improving her game and it has really shown so far this season,” said Bill McWhinnie, VIU coach, in a press release. “Shayna has been one of the main reasons we have gotten off to a great start.”

There were plenty of other contributors on the weekend, too, as Jocelyn Jones added 24 points on Friday and Brittany Knievel scored 24 on Saturday. Jenna Carver had 19 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday.

In men’s action, Jacob Thom led VIU with 18 points in the team’s 84-68 loss to the Douglas Royals on Friday. Jason McKee had 16 points and eight rebounds the next day in an 86-55 win over Columbia.

GAME ON … VIU’s hoops teams head to Victoria to play a doubleheader against the Camosun Chargers on Saturday (Nov. 26), the only action of the weekend.

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