WINNIPEG – In by far their biggest game of the season, the Winnipeg Wesmen women’s basketball team couldn’t quite keep up with the Regina Cougars.
The 7th-ranked Wesmen kept it close but the 2nd-ranked Cougars pulled away late to capture an 83-67 win at the Duckworth Centre.
The two teams are now tied with Alberta atop the Canada West conference with matching 15-2 records.
The Wesmen men’s team trailed for most of their matchup with Regina, but rode a 21-6 closing run to win 102-93. Winnipeg improved to 11-6 with the victory.
Bisons Swept In Brandon
BRANDON – It was not a good night for the Bisons basketball squads in Brandon. The men’s team had their eight-game win streak snapped in a 79-68 loss to the Bobcats, while the women fell to 2-15 on the season with an 83-73 loss in Brandon. The Bobcats improved to 8-11, their most wins since joining the conference in 1999.
Hockey: Bisons Split With Huskies
WINNIPEG – The 5th-ranked Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team got a 3-0 home win over Saskatchewan to improve to 15-5-3-2 on the year. Rachel Dyck recorded her 5th shutout of the season while Jordyn Zacharias netted a pair of goals.
The men put up a strong fight on the road at the 2nd-ranked Huskies, but fell short 5-3 to Saskatchewan. Manitoba is still fighting for one of the last two playoff spots in the conference.
Volleyball: Top-Ranked Bisons Hold Down Home Court
WINNIPEG – In their first week as the top-ranked volleyball team in the country, the Manitoba Bisons blew past Thompson Rivers in straight sets. The Bisons improve to 18-1 and clinched a playoff spot with the win.
The women got off to a raucous start against the WolfPack, taking the first set 25-8 but couldn’t keep up the pace, losing in four sets. The Bisons are now 6-13 on the season.