It’s playoff time!

The Wesmen men’s basketball team ended its season Thursday, Feb. 11 with its first and only win. Scott McLeod Arnould, uniter archives

Whether you’re a basketball or volleyball fan, you can look forward to some exciting playoff action from both Wesmen teams starting Thursday, Feb. 25. The Wesmen women’s basketball team and the Wesmen men’s volleyball team will be working hard in the next week at playoff games in B.C. to bring glory back to the prairies.

The Wesmen men’s volleyball team will kick off their playoff run in style in Langley, B.C. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 8:15 p.m. CST, taking on the Trinity Western Spartans. Games will be hosted by Trinity Western University on Thursday, Friday and possibly Saturday.

Andrew Town of the Wesmen men’s volleyball team received special recognition when he took to the home court at their last game in the season. He walked off with a fifth-year veteran plaque. Town has graced the team with five years of loyal, hardworking service and will definitely be missed next season.

Unfortunately, the Wesmen women’s volleyball team just couldn’t grasp the playoff line. They won one of their sets 3–1 against the University of Calgary Dinos on Friday, Feb. 12, but lost on Saturday’s game 1–3. They could not hold their playoff spot.

All teams showed great strength during this season, notably, the Wesmen men’s basketball team, whose first win was their last game of the season. The team experienced a lot of problems this season, but kept up their endurance throughout. The big win by the Wesmen men’s basketball team was on Thursday, Feb. 11 when they beat the University of Manitoba Bisons 88–65.

The Wesmen women’s basketball team were able to secure their spot in the playoffs. Even though they lost their last season game on Thursday, Feb. 11 to the Bisons, it didn’t alter their post.

They will also be heading west to take on Simon Fraser University. Their games will commence at 9 p.m. CST on Thursday, Friday and if necessary Saturday, Feb. 27.

Both B.C. university websites will be airing the game for those Wesmen fans who can’t make the 26-hour drive to cheer on their teams.

Published in Volume 64, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 25, 2010)

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