Rebels Weekend Wrap: November 18-20

Rebels Volleyball Earn Double Silver at Western Canadian Championships:

Both Rebels volleyball team struck silver in Brandon this weekend at the 2016 Western Canadian Championships.

The women’s team battled all weekend with a short bench, defeating Great Plains 2-0 (25-22,25-12), losing to  Saskatoon 2-1 (25-21,15-25,16-14), and CMU 2- 0 (25-18,25-19) and finally beating USB 2-1(25-16,23-25,15-9)  in the round robin on Saturday. The women’s team got on a roll in the playoffs on Sunday defeating Moose Jaw 25-23, 25-26 and  USB 25-18, 25-22 in quarters and semis. They finally ran out gas in the final losing to CMU 2-1  (21-25, 25-22, 13-15) in the final.

The men’s team needed to make some positives this weekend after a tough first half in MCAC play. They achieved just that beating 3 Saskatchewan teams on Saturday in round robin play; Great Plain 2-1 (25-9,25-27,15-10) ,Moose Jaw 2-0 (25-16,25-19) and Saskatoon 2-0 (25-13,25-21) in the round robin. On Sunday they beat Moose Jaw in the quarters (25-23, 27-25) and rivals USB 2-0 (25-18, 25-22) in the semi only to fall short to CMU 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 13-15).

Both teams hope to build on their silver medals and finish the 1st half of the MCAC season strong. They travel to Providence to face the Pilots tonight starting at 6pm, then finish up at home against USB, Friday December 2nd starting at 6pm.

The Rebels men’s basketball game remain unbeaten in MCAC play after defeating U of Winnipeg 69-43 at home on Friday and the CMU Blazers 98-74 in the North gym Saturday night. Veteran guard Taylor Brown is 2nd in league scoring with 20.2 points a game while pg Jon Wilner is 4th in league scoring with 18.0.  Against CMU on Saturday, Brown and Wilner combined for 43 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists.

For the women, mixed results, a 61-32 win over U of WInnipeg and a 70-44 loss to the CMU Blazers. Zera Lynn Panesa leads the MCAC in scoring with 20.7 points, with forward Brita Enns-Kutchy leading the league with a whopping 14.3 rebounds per game. The Rebels sit in 3rd place with a 2-3 record. Both basketball teams finish the 1st part of the MCAC season on the road against the UW Wesmen, Sunday December 4th starting at 2:00pm.