It was a rough day for Brandon University Athletics on Thursday as both Bobcats basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team fell in Canada West play.
At Winnipeg, the BU men’s basketball team (1-4) allowed 31 points in the second quarter and 34 more in the fourth as it lost 103-72 to the host Winnipeg Wesmen (3-2). Kenonte Ramsey led Brandon’s attack with 24 points. Michael (Reggie) Smith also cracked double digits with 15 points and Ali-Mounir Benabdelhak added 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Bobcats women’s basketball team got off to a slow start in its game at Winnipeg. Brandon didn’t hit the scoreboard until there was 1:44 left in the first quarter of their 78-32 loss to the host Wesmen. The Wesmen started the game on a 14-0 run. Carrera Lamoureux made the Bobcats’ first field goal with 12 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Stephanie Haynes led the Bobcats (0-5) with 10 points and nine rebounds. Jaynell Gillett added seven points and five boards. Brandonite Tia Coulter had five points and seven rebounds for Winnipeg (1-4).
Brandon’s and Winnipeg’s basketball teams face each other again on Saturday at the Healthy Living Centre. The women’s game tips off at 5 p.m., with the men following at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile at Calgary, the Bobcats women’s volleyball team (4-3), which is ranked 10th in the country, fell 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 26-28, 25-15) to the host Mount Royal University Cougars (5-2). Statistics were unavailable as of press time.
The Bobcats men’s volleyball team (4-2), ranked sixth in the country, also played Mount Royal (4-2), but their game was still in progress late last night. Both volleyball teams wrap up their back-to-back matches today in Calgary.
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