Douglas moves on to PacWest semifinals

Royals point guard Andrew Baron slashes past Blues forward Sam Zhang during their quarterfinal matchup Thursday, Feb. 28. - Matt Bossons Photo

Royals point guard Andrew Baron slashes past Blues forward Sam Zhang during their quarterfinal matchup Thursday, Feb. 28. – Matt Bossons Photo

The Douglas College Royals have a certain piece of equipment that is intended to help them each time they step on the court. It’s not their shoes. It’s not tape or an ankle support. It’s something you can’t see.

A clock. Or more specifically, “The Clock that Rocks.”

“Every arm on the clock refers to a goal that we have,” said Royals head coach Denis Beausoleil. “And one of those arms is mindset. And our mindset going into this game was to stay in the moment. Another arm on the clock that rocks is wherever you are, be there – just staying in the moment. We were confident coming in, we were comfortable, we were relaxed, but the guys really wanted it. And I thought that every one of our guys that got in to the game played well, and I was really happy.”

Last night, the Royals followed this philosophy and hammered the Capilano University Blues 83-65, propelling them to tonight’s PacWest semifinal.

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