Final games of the regular season were played for the Bobcats out in Kamloops BC this past weekend, as our athletes went on to face Thompson Rivers University. It was a mixed bag of wins and losses for both the men and the women as they traded blows with the Wolfpack. All in all a solid way to finish off a rocky season for the women and a good start for the men as they continue towards play-offs.
On Friday night the women’s team would only lose by seven points, keeping the game close during the second half, scoring 27 points in that third quarter. The Bobcats lost 73-80, adding their seventeenth loss of the season, desperately putting them out of range of play-offs.
However the loss the previous night didn’t completely rebuff their hopes as their opponents let down their guard. Saturday the women won their final game 81-73, scoring 42 points in the paint compared to the Wolf-pack’s 14.
Top scorers of the weekend include Lauren Anderson with 36 points, Keisha Cox with 32 points and Keegan Robinson with 20 points.
The men’s Friday night was far from perfect as they ended up losing 81-104. The 23 point difference was impossible for the men to make up, in fact they were unable to outscore the Wolfpack in any quarter. The Bobcats would make 30 points in the paint compared the Thompson Rivers 34.
Saturday night the men came prepared to battle and did not let the previous night influence their last match. The men’s defence was on point as they were able to make turnovers and get the rebounds. It showed in the final score as the Bobcats won 66-57.
The men’s top scorers of the weekend include Jonathan Range with 51 points, Tyvon Cooper with 36 points and Jaleel Webb with 17 points.
The Bobcat women’s record ends at 3-17, and the men’s record finishes with 9-11. To check out any of the Bobcats stats please go to the Bobcats official website at www.gobobcats.com. The regular basketball season is over for the Bobcats, but for the men the Canada West playoffs begin! They face the U of M Bison’s next week in Winnipeg, a team they have two losses and a win against. Best of luck in your next game, men!