Heading into Week 8, the Columbia Bible College Bearcats basketball team found itself tied for last place and taking on two of the league's best teams, the Douglas College Royals (#3) and the Langara Falcons (#1).
Not only were these two of the best teams in the PACWEST, but Langara was also the top team in the nation with a perfect 12-0 record thus far.
Friday night the Cats battled hard coming out on top with a 70-67 win over the third place Royals. An impressive feat.
They were led by star point guard Kevin Ford who finished the night with a double-double, 17 points and 16 rebounds.
But the following night was even more impressive than the first for Ford and the Bearcats.
With his team taking on the best in the nation, Ford held nothing back leading his team to victory and handing the Langara Falcons their first loss of the season, as he hit a clutch 3-point shot in the dying second to put the Cats up by two. Ford finished the night with a triple-double, 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists, slingshot-ting his team into fourth place in the PACWEST.
Anna Cupido showed why she is one of the top setters in women's volleyball this past weekend as she quarterbacked the CBC Bearcats to a sweep over the Douglas College Royals.
Cupido dished out 43 assists on Friday night and added 56 more on Saturday, as the Bearcats moved from 10 to 6 in the PACWEST standings.
Cupido's exceptional ball distribution led to three Bearcat hitters with double figure kills each night as the team's diverse offense kept a solid and much improved Douglas College out of the win column. The third-year setter added nine kills and four aces to her 99 assists.
"Anna is one of the best all around setters in the conference this year and continues to find ways to give her hitters lots of single block hitting opportunities week in and week out," noted Bearcats head coach Duncan Harrison. "She is an exceptional leader and a high achiever, both on the court and in the classroom".
- STAFF REPORTER