SHERBROOKE, QC – Bisons swimming phenom Kelsey Wog again proved why she’s one of the top swimmers in Canada, grabbing her first ever U Sports championship medal Friday.
The rookie from Winnipeg captured gold in the 100M breaststroke, setting a new personal best time in the win.
She also ranked first in the 50M and 200M breaststroke events heading into the finals.
Basketball: Bisons Men Finish Off UBC, Season Over For Wesmen Men
VANCOUVER – After a 2-6 start, it looked like the Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team was likely to miss out on returning to the Canada West Final Four.
But the Bisons continued their red hot run, sweeping the 2nd-ranked UBC Thunderbirds with a chaotic 98-96 overtime win and advancing back to the Final Four.
AJ Basi hit the game-winning three pointer with just six seconds left, pushing the Bisons one step closer to a berth in the U Sports Final 8. Their next hurdle is a conference semifinal against Calgary March 3.
Their crosstown rivals had their season ended by the Saskatchewan Huskies 88-77. The Wesmen came out of the gates with cement in their shoes, trailing 31-8 after the first quarter and never recovering. The Huskies sweep the series and head off to the Final Four.
The Wesmen women were unable to close out a pesky Victoria team, losing 74-69 to force a decisive game three at 1:30 this afternoon. The game featured a tense, back-and-forth final quarter before the Vikes managed to seal the deal in the last minute. Antoinette Miller led Winnipeg with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Hockey: Bisons Women Drop Tight Semifinal Opener
EDMONTON – The Bisons just can’t solve the Alberta Pandas.
The Manitoba women lost to Alberta for the fifth time this season 3-2 Friday night, as the Pandas drew first blood in their best-of-three Canada West semifinal.
Alberta never trailed in the game, taking 1-0 and 3-1 leads, while the Bisons couldn’t claw all the way back down the stretch in the third.
Game two goes at 3 p.m. in Edmonton.
Volleyball: Bisons Men Finally Lose, Wesmen Men Inch Closer To Playoffs
LANGLEY, BC – For the first time since October 29, the U of M Bisons men’s volleyball team has had to deal with the taste of defeat.
The top-ranked Bisons lost a very tough battle with the 3rd-ranked Trinity Western Spartans in straight sets, but the match was anything but lopsided.
The 20-3 Spartans won 25-23, 25-19, 28-26 over a 21-2 Bisons team that can still lock up the top seed tonight in their final regular season game, so long as they don’t lose in straight sets again.
The loss snaps Manitoba’s 20-game conference win streak.
The Winnipeg Wesmen men’s squad handled Mount Royal in straight sets, improving to 13-10. Mount Royal falls to 12-11, tied with Saskatchewan for the final playoff spot in the conference.
Winnipeg can ensure they will make the playoffs with a win again tonight at 6 at the Duckworth Centre.
For the women’s teams at both schools, their rough seasons are about to end. Winnipeg fell to 2-21 with a straight sets loss to Mount Royal while Manitoba is now 6-17 after a 3-0 loss to 2nd-ranked Trinity Western. Both teams wrap up their schedules tonight.
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