Wesmen fall short in effort to clinch Wesmen Classic basketball championship
The Wesmen men’s and women’s basketball teams played host to an annual, weekend long invitational tournament from Dec. 28 to 30 - the Coca Cola Wesmen Classic - but ultimately came up short in their effort to secure the championship. Both the men and women’s Wesmen teams opened the weekend with decisive wins - the Wesmen women schooled the Dickinson State University Bluehawks 78-60, while the men dismantled the Keyano College Huskies 88-41. However, the women ultimately came up short in the tournament’s second day, where the Dickinson State Bluehawks managed to squeak past the Wesmen with a 64-60 win. The men, in a semi-final match against the Mount Royal University Cougars, destroyed the visiting team 96-79, before going on to lose the championship final against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves 67-84.
Wesmen wrestlers disappoint in Alberta Golden Bears invitational tournament
The Wesmen men’s and women’s wrestling teams made the trek out to Edmonton, Alta. for their first meet of the season, taking part in the Alberta Golden Bears invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5. Both teams came home with disappointing results, placing last in team standings. However, there were some individual stand-out performances among the wrestlers with five Wesmen placing in the top five of their respective weight classes. The Wesmen will be taking part in the University of Regina Cougars invitational tournament this weekend, Jan. 11-12, in Regina.
Published in Volume 67, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 10, 2013)