CALGARY – A day after clinching their first trip to nationals in 32 years, the Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team had a chance to win their first ever Canada West title.
The Bisons kept their gold medal match with Alberta close for a while but the Golden Bears pulled away late for a 92-73 win.
Manitoba struggled from the floor, shooting just 37 per cent while their opponent shot nearly 55 per cent of their shots.
The end of the Bisons story this season has not yet been written, as they head to Halifax next weekend for the U Sports Final 8.
Women’s Basketball: Wesmen Win Bronze After Huge Second Half Rally
SASKATOON – After one of their best seasons in over a decade, the Winnipeg Wesmen hoped to get some hardware to cap off their year.
For a while, it didn’t look likely, as they trailed Alberta 54-38 with 6:35 left in the third quarter of their bronze medal match.
But the Wesmen went on a 20-3 run and never looked back, rallying for an 89-78 win to capture their first Canada West medal since a silver medal in 2003.
Megan Noonan bounced back from a rough semifinal with a game-high 25 points in the final game of her career, as the Wesmen will not be advancing to nationals.