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After an extended holiday break, the VIU Mariners will return to action on Friday, January 16 against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats. There’s no doubt the Mariners will be excited to return to action as the team hasn’t played since November 29, when the Mariners picked up a victory on the road against the Bearcats.

The Mariners will be happy to play in front of their home crowd again. The team hasn’t played a home game since November 22 against the Douglas Royals. The Mariners played only five of their 12 games before the holiday break at home.

VIU was playing well heading into the holiday break, with the team winning four of their last five games. Since the team split their first two games of the season against Camosun the Mariners have put together a solid 8-2 record.

It looks like VIU might be spending most of the second half of their season fighting for second place in the Pacwest standings. VIU and Camosun are tied for second place with 18 points on the season; both teams have identical 9-3 records.  Whichever team can earn the second spot in the standings will have a big advantage as the top two teams earn a bye in the first round of the provincial championships.

The Mariners are back on the court on Friday, January 16 at 8 pm against the Bearcats. The two teams are back in action the next day at 3 pm. Both games are being played at the VIU gym.