SQUAMISH — For the third year in a row the VIU men's basketball team captured gold at the PACWEST Provincials. The Mariners beat the Capilano Blues 94-77 Saturday night in Squamish.
The Mariners were led by tournament MVP Usama Zaid, who poured in 24 points in the win. The men will be back on the court in two weeks when they represent the PACWEST at the CCAA National Championships in Prince Edward Island at Holland University.
Meanwhile the VIU women's basketball team did not go home empty handed after winning bronze with 79-57 win over Camosun. Sienna Pollard dropped 23 points for the Mariners in the win.