Wesmen basketball host Victoria Vikes for weekend series

Men’s team splits the weekend with Victoria while Wesmen women work on finding their footing with new players

The Victoria Vikes visited Winnipeg on Oct. 26 and 27 for a series of games against the Wesmen. The men’s squad split the weekend with the Vikes, taking the Friday game 93-84 but slipping behind slightly on Saturday for a 75-72 loss. Guard Adam Benrabah played one of his best games for the Wesmen on Friday, putting up a total of 23 points and seven rebounds.

The Wesmen women came close on Friday, but after barely missing a final layup in the last seconds of the game, they fell behind 77-76. On Saturday, the team was still working to "find their way," head coach Tanya McKay told wesmen.ca. They lost 79-67 to the Vikes, though their new point guard Farrah Castillo reached a team- and career-high 24 points in the game.

Vikes' Jason Scully takes a shot. Over the weekend, Scully netted a total of 26 points.

Wesmen guard William Sesay avoids the Vikes' defence.

Vikes Morgan Roskelly (L) and Wesmen Farrah Castillo (guard, R)

Vikes guard Graeme Hyde-Lay tries to slow the Wesmen down.

Guard Joseph Medrano has the ball.

Wesmen forward Jessica Dyck moves the ball down the court.

The Wesmen defeated the Victoria Vikes 93-84 on Oct 26.

Published in Volume 73, Number 8 of The Uniter (November 1, 2018)

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