Wesmen basketball teams win one of four in B.C.

The University of Winnipeg women’s record went up and the men were demolished in one of their games as the Wesmen faced off two teams last weekend in B.C.

The Wesmen Women’s record stood at 7-7 after their 85-50 loss on Friday, Jan. 22 to the Simon Fraser University Clan. The Clan took a 17-point lead in the first quarter, and nothing changed it.

Wesmen Amy Ogidan and Danielle Baril shot 12 points each, earning most of the team’s points. Meanwhile, the Clan’s Robyn Buna took lead of her team’s scoring with 23 points, including seven three-pointers.

The Wesmen Men had a tighter score than the women. With their 0-14, they were in need of some guidance. They played a competitive second quarter with a 40-32 outscoring of the Clan. Ultimately, though, the Clan beat the Wesmen 70-60.

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Trinity Western University Spartans demolished the Wesmen Men, 99-63.

There is no denying that it’s been a hard season for the Wesmen Men, perhaps harder than any other team in the league has faced. They wouldn’t give up without a fight, though.

Nick Lother took the lead over Winnipeg’s scoring for the evening with 28 points and Ben Kingdon added another 10. Calvin Westbrook was the leader for the Spartans, with 23 points.

Saturday went well for the Wesmen Women, whose outcome was an opposite result of the Men’s team. The Wesmen Women’s new record is 8-7 thanks to Randie Gibson, Kaitlin Rempel, Mackenzie Prasek, Jessica Stromberg and their combined 65 points. Winnipeg beat the Spartans 81-68.

Both Wesmen basketball teams will be playing at home this weekend (Jan. 29-30) at the Duckworth Centre. The women play at 6 p.m., with the men following at 8 p.m. Both teams will be fighting against the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Friday and Saturday Night.

Published in Volume 64, Number 17 of The Uniter (January 28, 2010)

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