KPU Eagles women's basketball gain first win of preseason exhibition schedule over Camosun College Chargers, 65-54

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles women’s basketball team gained their first pre-season exhibition win today over the Camosun College Chargers, 65-54 at the Eagles’ Nest in Surrey, BC.

The Eagles got off to a slow start and trailed the Chargers 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. A more focused and settled KPU team closed the gap for a 29-point tie at the half, led 46-40 at the end of the third. Today’s win puts the Eagles’ preseason exhibition record at 1-1.

KPU’s leading scorer was second-year point guard Samantha Kelleigh, Stanwood, WA, USA, with 20 points, followed by fifth-year center Samantha McPhail, Vancouver, BC with 13 points. Second-year guard Shilpa Khanna, and second-year center Harjot Ladher, both of Surrey, BC, each had eight points.

"We shot the ball well and established a strong inside presence in the second half,” said KPU Eagles’ head coach Dan Nayebzadeh, “We have to make sure we bring consistency throughout the game and play for 40 minutes, but overall, I was pleased with our team effort.”

Next up on the preseason exhibition schedule for the Eagles is the Capilano University Blues tournament October 11-12 in North Vancouver, BC. The Eagles will start the 2014-2015 PACWEST CCAA regular season on the road October 31st in Abbotsford, BC with a 6:00pm tip-off against the CBC Bearcats.

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The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC.  The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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