Rebels Out-Duel the Wesmen 78-70

February 15, 2014

 In a battle of the two top MCAC Men’s Basketball teams, the Red River College Rebels came out on top of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 78-70 tonight at the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus. Point Guard Vince Munoz led the Rebels tonight with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Taylor Brown had a big game hitting 4 three-pointers, adding to a total of 16 points along with Even Walker chipping in 12 points and 6 boards. Keenan Benarroch and Jon Picicci were the high scorers each for the Wesmen with 17 points apiece.

The Rebels and Wesmen split the season series winning two each, both on their home courts. They are now tied atop the standings with matching 11-2 records. Both teams have one game remaining on the season. The Rebels host Providence February 22nd, while the Wesmen host the CMU that same afternoon.

Rebels Catching Fire on their Way to the Playoffs

February 14, 2014

 

The Red River College Rebels seem to be peaking at the right time heading into playoffs, after a strong 3-1 (25-16,22-25,25-20,25-23) win over the University of St.Boniface “Les Rouges”. Other than a slight blip in the second set, the Rebels were firing on all cylinders, running a quick attack, while also getting key blocks for their defensive game. Les Rouges were up to the challenge, showing a lot of passion and moxie on the court, but they were outgunned by the Rebels, and could only hang on for so long.

“CUSB always elevates their game when it comes to playing against us and tonight was no different, said Co-Coach Dylan Power. They worked hard out there making our guys really have to earn this victory. It’s rewarding seeing things begin to come together, we’re going to continue pushing until we achieve greatness.”

With the win, the Rebels clinch second place in the MCAC league standings and will face the CMU Blazers in a semi-final. The Rebels defeated CMU the previous night, so they must feel good about the match-up.

The Women’s Rebels again were short staffed tonight with only six players, but they still put up a tough fight only to come up short to Les Rouge, 3-1(21-25,20-25,25-23,25-10). The team falls to 3-15 on the year, and will not make the postseason.

Both Rebels teams end their regular seasons with a pair of games each against ACC, Saturday February 22 at the North Gym, with the first game starting at 12:00PM.

Rebels Split a Pair of Five Set Thrillers with CMU

February 13, 2014

Fans in the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus were treated to a couple of terrific five set matches Thursday night as the Red River College Rebels battled the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.

First up were the women, with both teams looking for a win to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the MCAC rankings. The Rebels were only able to field six players for the match, but gave a valiant effort, losing 3-2 (25-16, 24-26,25-10,18-25,12-15). With the loss the Rebels are eliminated from the playoffs, while CMU secures a spot.  CMU improves to a 7-12 record, while RRC falls to 3-12.

The Rebels men were able to gain some revenge for Red River College, beating CMU in another five set marathon 3-2 (22-25,25-22,16-25,25-13,17-15). The game showed to be quite a preview for a more than likely first round playoff match up. RRC sits in 2nd place with 12-5 mark, while CMU is in third with a 11-18 record.

Both Rebels teams are right back in action Friday night, Valentines Day, at the North Gym against St.Boniface University, with a 6:00PM start time.

Rebels and Pilots settle for a draw in MCAC Volleyball

February 7, 2014

 The Rebels Men’s Volleyball team made short work of the Providence University College Pilots tonight at Red River College, winning 3-0 (25-12,25-20,25-19), taking the match in less than an hour and a half. The Rebels looked sharp from the start, with left side Kevin Bommersbach and Zac Duncan leading the attack. With the win, the Rebels improve to 11-5 on the season, while the Pilots fall to 8-10.

The Rebels Women’s Volleyball team has struggled at times this season, but they put in a terrific effort tonight in the North Gym, taking the undefeated first place Pilots to five sets, losing a heart breaker 16-25,8-25,25-20,25-23,15-8. Middle Kaelyn Laurencelle and Outside Taylor Hedley both had terrific games for the Rebels, with Setter Wilma Oombash leading the attack. With the loss, the Rebels remain in fifth place with a 3-13 record. Both Rebels teams, host St.Boniface University next Thursday Feb.13 starting at 6:00PM.

Rebels Win a Pair Saturday Night Over CMU

February 1, 2014

 The Rebels Women’s Basketball team improved their perfect MCAC record to 9-0 with a 66-27 win over Canadian Mennonite University. The Rebels led from start to finish, leading by 21 at half. Sela Andu was the high scorer with 16 points and five rebounds, with Brittany Adrian (12 points, 7rebounds) and Megan Neufeld  (3 points, 12 rebounds) also had strong games. The high scorer for CMU was Kathleen Klippenstein with 11 points.

The men’s game was much closer, as the Rebels win a thriller, 84-81 in Overtime over the CMU Blazers. Taylor Brown had a great game, scoring 18 points, including two huge three pointers in overtime to seal the victory. Evan Walker also had a very strong game for the Rebels scoring a game high 24 points. With the win the Rebels improve to 8-2 on the season, and sit firmly in second place, a game behind the University of Winnipeg.

Rebels Volleyball Teams Struggle with Wesmen

February 1, 2014

 

It was a tough night at the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus with the Men’s and Women’s Rebels Volleyball teams both on the losing end against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.

The Women’s team ran up against a tough opponent in the #2 ranked Wesmen (14-2 league record), losing 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 22-25), dropping their record to 3-10 and fifth place in the MCAC. The Men’s team fared slightly better, losing a close 3-1 contest (25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 18-25). Their record falls to 9-5, good for second place. The first place Wesmen sit atop with a sparking 13-3 win/loss record.

Both Rebel teams are in action tomorrow night against USB, at St. Boniface College, starting at 6:00PM.

Rebels Futsal Teams Look Strong after First Stage of MCAC Play

January 25, 2014

The Rebels Women’s Futsal team came into this weekend hoping for a strong showing, and that is what they delivered. The Rebels finished with a 2-1 record, including an impressive 8-1 victory over St.Boniface College Saturday night. The team had defeated CMU 7-3 Friday night, and lost a close one to ACC 2-1 on Saturday morning.

Coach Doug Lawrie “I was very pleased with the play of the team, deep or short bench in all three games. The players worked hard, executing the system we;ve been working on in pre-season game and practices very well. Special mentions must be made to Chelsea Laham who scored 10 goals in three games and our two goalkeepers, Amy Reimer and Brittany Postnikoff, they really stepped up this weekend.”

The Rebels Men’s team also found some success this weekend, finishing with a 1-2 record. After losing their first game 3-1 to CMU Friday night, they were able to rebound with a 3-2 win over ACC Saturday afternoon. They finished with a 3-0 lost to USB Saturday evening.

Five MCAC schools participated in the 1st stage of the season (RRC, CMU, Providence University College, St.Boniface College and Assiniboine Community College). The season consists of three tournaments, finishing with championship weekend, March 15-16 at CMU.

First Stage – January 24-25
Red RIver College

Day Time Home Away Gender Results
Friday 5:30 p.m. RRC CMU Women  W RRC 7-3
Friday 6:40 p.m. RRC CMU Men  W CMU 3-1
Friday 7:50 p.m. USB PUC Women  W PUC 9-2
Friday 9:00 p.m. USB PUC Men  W PUC 5-3
Saturday 10:00 a.m. CMU PUC Women  W PUC 8-0
Saturday 11:10 a.m. CMU PUC Men  W CMU 4-0
Saturday 12:20 p.m. ACC RRC Women  W ACC 2-1
Saturday 1:30 p.m. ACC RRC Men  W RRC 3-2
Saturday 2:40 p.m. USB CMU Women  W CMU 4-1
Saturday 3:50 p.m. USB CMU Men  W USB 3-2
Saturday 5:00 p.m. PUC ACC Women  W PUC 7-1
Saturday 6:10 p.m. PUC ACC Men  W PUC 7-3
Saturday 7:20 p.m. RRC USB Women  W RRC  8-1
Saturday 8:30 p.m. RRC USB Men  W USB 3-0

Rebels Start Futsal Season With a Split against CMU

January 24, 2014

The Red River College Men’s and Women’s Futsal teams opened their regular season’s with games against Canadian Mennonite University tonight in the North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus in the 1st Stage of the MCAC Copa de la Paz Futsal Tournament.

In the women’s home opener, they easily defeated the Blazers by a 7-3 margin. Chelsea Laham led the way with 5 goals, with Lisa Hayes and Leah Single each chipping in with a goal. The men’s team did not fair as well, with the Rebels dropping a close 3-1 game. Sheriff Lawall scored the only goal for the men.

Five MCAC schools are participating in the 1st stage of the season (RRC, CMU, Providence University College, St.Boniface College and Assiniboine Community College). The season conists of three tournaments, finishing with championship weekend, March 15-16 at CMU.

Friday Night Results

Day Time Home Away Gender Results
Friday 5:30 p.m. RRC CMU Women  W RRC 7-3
Friday 6:40 p.m. RRC CMU Men  W CMU 3-1
Friday 7:50 p.m. USB PUC Women  W PUC 9-2
Friday 9:00 p.m. USB PUC Men  W PUC 5-3

Friday Night Results

 

Rebels Women’s Basketball Win Big on Sunday

January 19, 2014

The Red River College Rebels Women’s Basketball team kept their MCAC regular season record perfect, improving to 6-0 with a 67-64 victory over Providence University College {Pilots.

The game was close to start, with the Rebels only leading by six at half, 30-24. In the second half, with some offensive adjustments, the Rebels were able to get better shot selection, and were able to run away with the game and coast in the fourth quarter.

Sela Andu led all scorers with 18 points, while Brittany Adnan and Cassy Ordonez scored 16 and 14 points respectively. Karmealia Turner was the high scorer for PUC with 18 points.

The team next travels to CMU, for a 7:00pm game Saturday night, January 25th.

Rebel’s Women’s Basketball Win Two in Toronto

January 14, 2014

The Red River College Rebels Women’s Basketball team completed their annual holiday travel trip by winninng a pair of games against college teams in Toronto, Ontario.

The Rebels won their first contest in convincing fashion over Fleming College  60-34 . Cece Luckwell poured in a game high 20pts, with adding Brittany Adrian 7pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls, and Cassy Ordonez chipping in with 12pts.

 In a much closer second game RRC defeated George Brown College 53-52. Cece Luckwell again had the game high 17pts & 7rebs, while  Brittany Adrian’s 7pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls (identical to Fleming game) helping pace the Rebels. Cassy Ordonez (10pts, 3 rebs, 4 stls) and  Danica Reimer (8pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls) also had strong games.

The Rebels start their second half MCAC schedule against Providence Universtiy College on Sunday January 19th at 2:00PM at RRC, Notre Dame Campus, North Gym.