Capers rebound for win over Varsity Reds

Capers rebound for win over Varsity Reds

After finally breaking what seemed to be an impenetrable barrier and picking up their first victory of the season, the University of New Brunswick women's basketball squad fell back into their old habits on Saturday.

For CBU, the win improved their season record to 3-2 while UNB fell to 1-5.

Sloppy defence and a less-than-potent offence against the Cape Breton University Capers resulted in a 78-63 loss to cap off the 2011 portion of the 2011-12 Atlantic University Sport season.

Capers guard Cassie Cooke took advantage of some open looks and poor help-side defence on UNB's part for a 27-point performance, including five three-pointers. Britanny Hollins, Stephanie Toxopeus and Kayla McCarron all reached double digits as well, with 13, 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Reds kept pace with the Capers for most of the game, losing every quarter except one by no more than three points. However, a sluggish start to the third after entering the intermission down 37-33 let CBU put up 25 points to take a 62-48 lead after 30 minutes.

Clair Colborne, who lifted the Reds to victory on Friday with a superb 34-point outing, was reduced to 18 points by the Capers on Saturday.

Colborne has been doing her job offensively, though. After six games, her 19.5 points per game is on pace to eclipse last year's 18.3 mark. Yet, she's not receiving much in the way of support. Jordanne Holstein, who pitched in 12 points on Saturday, is a distant second in team scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game.