Life away from the Kermode Kave is proving to be a difficult task for the Quest menís and womenís basketball teams.
The squads were held winless during games against Douglas College on Friday (Nov. 30) and Langara College on Saturday (Dec. 1) and both teams still have yet to pick up a win on the road.
A poor third quarter did in the menís team against the Royals on Friday. Quest and Douglas were knotted up at 34 after two quarters of play but the Kermodes only managed eight points in a third quarter that saw them fall behind 18 points and never manage to come back, losing 81-67. Quest shot 26 per cent from the floor in the second half, while Douglas shot a blistering 55 per cent to secure the win.
Questís Jose Colorado had a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, while guard Josh Beasley contributed with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Kermodes were playing without starters Jesse Norris and Denzel Laguerta, who are both nursing undisclosed injuries.
The womenís team also struggled down the stretch, as they were outscored by 12 points in the fourth quarter and lost 65-58. Delainee Behrns led the way for the Kermodes with 16 points, while Katrin Sandbichler contributed with 10 points and team high six rebounds in her first action of the season.
Next up for the menís team was the undefeated Langara Falcons and they continued their dominant play against the Kermodes on Saturday. Langara led for most of the game and picked up the 101-73 win.
Colorado and Connor Heinrichs each had 13 points, with Heinrichs also leading the team with six rebounds. Mike Zayas had a team-high six assists and Colorado was aggressive defensively with three steals. Quest struggled with foul trouble all game long, with Langara heading to the charity stripe 42 times compared to Questís 17.
For the women, it was a heartbreaking loss as they dropped a 60-58 decision to Langara on Saturday. The back-and-forth affair saw nine lead changes and strong defensive play by both teams. Cassidy Osterling scored a game-high 20 points for Quest in the loss, with Shayna Cameron picking up a team-high 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Both teams dropped to four wins and four losses on the season and are tied for third place in the Pacwest conference. The entire Pacwest will be off for Winter Break, with the Kermodes not returning to action until Jan. 4, when they host arch-rival Capilano University.
For more information on the teams, visit www.questkermodes.ca.