This past weekend both the men’s and women’s basketball teams participated in back-to-back games, hosting the Brandon Bobcats Nov. 26-27.
The men’s team opened their first game versus Brandon with an 88-78 victory. The following day the opposing Bobcats fought back to split the weekend series 1-1, taking the second game by a score of 88-84 (OT).
After opening the season with a six-game losing streak, the women’s basketball team has now won three in a row. The Bison took both games of their series again the Brandon Bobcats by scores of 95-62 and 90-47, respectively.
Last week third-year Bison veteran Thomas Hall was named the recipient of the 2010 CIS Russ Jackson Outstanding Student-Athlete award. The award is given annually to a student athlete who exemplifies the attributes of football skill, academic achievement and citizenship.
This will be the second year that Hall has won Russ Jackson award; the Winnipeg linebacker first won the prestigious award in 2009-10.
In other CIS news, on Saturday, Nov. 27, the Laval Rouge et Or defeated the Calgary Dinos 29-2 to become the CIS national Vanier Cup champions.
Coming into the final weekend series of the year against CIS number one ranked Alberta, the men’s hockey team was looking to improve upon their 6-2-4 conference record.
Manitoba won their first game 4-2, but lost the following night when the Golden Bears managed to split the series with a 3-2 victory.
This past weekend the Bison women’s team took their impressive eight-game point streak on the road to take on the hosting University of Alberta Golden Bears. In their first game, Nov. 26, Manitoba made history with their first ever regular season conference victory at U of A’s Clare Drake Arena. The women’s team won the Friday game in overtime by a score of 2-1.
The following night the Bisons continued their strong play against the conference rival Alberta, again taking an overtime victory, 5-4. Manitoba was down 4-0 midway through the second period but still managed to claw their way back into the game, scoring four consecutive, unanswered goals before sealing the comeback with an overtime marker from Chelsea Braun.
After the weekend sweep of the Golden Bears, the women’s team now holds a 9-3-1 record, including a 10-game point streak spanning back to Oct. 29.
After starting the 2010-11 season with an impressive 6-1 conference record, the Bison men’s volleyball team looked to improve their standing further, taking on the top five ranked Brandon Bobcats.
Manitoba won the first game of their weekend series 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 27-25) and followed the victory with an even more impressive 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-13) win the following night.
The women’s volleyball team were determined to put two tough losses from the previous week behind them as they faced off against host Brandon in back-to-back weekend games.
The Bisons lost their first game against Brandon 3-2 (25-13, 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 14-16) but quickly bounced back with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-11) victory the next day. After splitting their series against the Bobcats, Manitoba now holds a 5-4 regular season conference record.