Both men’s and women’s Cougars basketball teams continued to add to their impressive seasons, coming away with weekend sweeps over the UBC Okanagan Heat.
The women’s team, ranked number 10 in the nation, got off to a hot start in their Friday game, scoring the first eight points in the contest.
Led by Kyanna Giles’ 25 points, the team cruised to 86-53 win.
It was much of the same Saturday night, with the team finding their groove early and taking a 39-20 lead into halftime. The team completely took over the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Heat by a 24-8 margin en route to a 32-43 victory.
Giles once again led the way, with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The win officially sends the women’s Cougars team to the playoffs for the 24th straight season.
On the men’s side of things, the Cougars team cruised to a big win Friday night.
Kameron Vales hit four three-pointers in the contest and scored a team-high 15 points.
Saturday’s game saw a closer contest, with the Cougars team nearly seeing their 13-point fourth quarter lead disappear.
The Cougars were up by 10 with about three minutes left in the final frame but wouldn’t score another field goal the rest of the game.
Vales once again led the way, hitting four three-pointers for the second straight night and putting up 18 points.
The win moves the team to 10-4 on the season.
Women’s volleyball sweeps Huskies, back to .500
The women’s volleyball team got to 8-8 on the year after travelling to the University of Saskatchewan and earning two victories.
It took five sets on Friday night, but the Cougars came away with a 15-11 win in the deciding one to take the first game Friday night.
The Cougars took control in the fifth set after it was deadlocked at 11 apiece.
The victory came a bit easier for the Cougars Saturday night, earning a three-set win.
Ashlee Sandiford had eight kills and set a school record for aces in a three-set Canada West match with six.
Brooklyn Reynolds also wrote her name in the U of R record book, as her eight blocks ties a mark for the most in a three-set Canada West match.
Women’s hockey team splits series, men’s team swept by U of S
While the Cougars women’s hockey team found their way to one victory on the weekend, the men’s team was unable to find an answer for the U of S Huskies.
Both teams played a home-and-home on the weekend.
The men’s team fell 7-1 to the third-ranked Huskies team in Regina Friday.
The Cougars team was held to just two shots in the first period, en route to a 12 shot total for the game.
The men’s team luck didn’t change as they travelled to Saskatoon Saturday, falling to the Huskies 5-1.
The men’s hockey team fell to 3-16-1 on the season.
The women’s team met a similar fate to the men’s team Friday night, losing to the U of S by a score of 4-1.
But the team was able to win a hard-fought battle Saturday, earning a 2-1 shootout victory over the number 10 ranked Huskies.
Jordan Kulbida buried the shootout winner.
The Cougars team has a record of 7 wins 8 losses with 2 overtime wins and 3 overtime losses.