The Brandon University Bobcats men’s basketball team will be playing for the consolation championship at the 47th annual Westman Classic in Winnipeg today.
Kenonte Ramsey hit six of his 11 three-point attempts and finished Brandon’s consolation semifinal with 20 points as the Bobcats earned a 67-54 win over the Dickinson State Blue Hawks, an NAIA school. Ali-Mounir Benabdelhak added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, who outscored Dickinson State in each of the final three quarters to secure the victory. MacKenson Odenier paced the Blue Hawks with 14 points.
The Bobcats will face the Valley City State Vikings, also an NAIA school, for fifth place today at 2 p.m. The Vikings beat the Lakeland Rustlers 80-65 in the other consolation semifinal.
On Saturday, Johnny Berhanemeskel scored 17 points as the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees beat the Bobcats 78-70 in the quarter-finals. Benabdelhak scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebound for the Bobcats, who were six points down at half-time before being outscored 24-13 in the third quarter.
Meanwhile in Barbados, the Bobcats women’s volleyball team swept the host Deacons all-star club team, which features national team players, in their tournament opener.
Meaghan Robertson had 11 kills for Brandon, with Vaovai Aiono adding nine and Lexi Loewen making three blocks.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 30, 2013