The Brandon University Bobcats basketball teams had a rough trip out to B.C. on the weekend, as both the men and women went winless in their contests.
In women’s play on Saturday, Cassie Cooke put up 21 points and Stephanie Haynes added 13 as the Bobcats (5-13) fell 68-52 to the seventh-ranked Fraser Valley Cascades (13-5) in Abbotsford. Aieisha Luyken had 14 points for the Cascades, who outrebounded the Bobcats 52-21.
Meanwhile, BU’s men’s team didn’t fare much better as it dropped an 83-71 decision to the Cascades (13-5), who played seven players in the game. Jordan Reaves and Ali-Mounir Benabdelhak both had 14 points for the Bobcats (5-13), while Ilarion Bonhomme had 12. Jasper Moedt led Fraser Valley with 23 points.
Late Friday, the Bobcats were officially eliminated from Canada West playoff contention with an 86-80 loss to the host Trinity Western Spartans (9-9). Emerick Ravier paced BU with 22 points, while Justin Bakuteka had 15 for Trinity Western.
The Bobcats close out their home schedule on Friday and Saturday when they host the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
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