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Port Coquitlam's Collins leads SFU to second place

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SFU women's basketball player Kristina Collins
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The Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team has grown accustomed to winning games in the second half of this season.

But last Thursday’s 89-58 victory over the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets was special for the Clan.

With the win, the SFU team now sits in second place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, a feat Port Coquitlam player Kristina Collins attributes to the team’s growing confidence.

“We came out and showed we can be a confident team that plays together,” she said. “Everyone contributed and it feels really good to come out in the second half of the season like that.”

In Thursday’s win, the Tri-City athlete earned a double-double, scoring 16 points and recording 10 assists.

She also contributed to Saturday’s victory over the Seattle Pacific University Falcons, scoring 14 points in a game SFU won 83-63.

The Clan had to play catchup on Saturday after the Falcons opened the scoring, but by the second half SFU was comfortably in control.

In the final half, SFU outscored the visitor’s bench 30-8.

The team will travel to Nampa, Indiana, to take on the Nazarene Crusaders on Thursday, Jan. 24.

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