What a year it’s been for the Bobcat basketball teams as they’ve gone through hardships and had a few shares of good fortunes along the journey. Both men and women struggled in parts of the season and neither would end up with a positive record against their opponents. The men would finish the season with a record of 4-16 and the women’s team would end slightly better with a 5-15 record. Neither team would make it onto playoffs and both concluded this past weekend with games here at home.
Compared to the rest of the teams in the USports arena, the men’s Bobcats team would land on the rankings at 15 of 17 in the Canada West division. It would not be enough to make it into playoffs and the men’s dreams will be stifled for another year. It is the top 12 teams which enter the playoffs and the team which clung onto the final position was the team the Bobcats most recently played, the Mount Royal Cougars. The Mount Royal Cougars placed 12 with a record of 8-12 and the top team, the Calgary Dino’s, would clean sweep the league with a record of 20-0.
The women’s overall ranking in the Canada West league would place them at 14 of 17. Again not high enough ranking to make playoffs but still onto a solid path for the future of the program. The final team to just make it into the ranking was the Winnipeg Wesmen who had a record of 8-12 and the team which placed first was the Regina Cougar’s who finished with a record of 17-3.
The men’s team would finish the season with a PCT (winning percentage) of .200 and the women’s team would finish with a PCT of .238. The men’s team longest losing streak would be for about 8 games in the middle of the season and the total amount of games they won, both in and out of the conference, was 6 games. The women’s team longest losing streak was 7 games and their total amount of wins in games that were both in and out of the regular season was a total of 8.
Compared to last year the women won an extra two games. The 2017-2018 year they would have a record of 3-17, 2016-2017 would end with a record of 8-12 and 2015-2016 record would be 7-13.
Compared to last year the men won 5 more games with their 2017-2018 year ending with a 9-11 record. During 2016-2017 the men’s record was 9-11 and in 2015-2016 their record was 1-19.
A congratulation goes out to the teams for the entertaining games they provided for us and hopes that they will be able to make it into the playoffs next year!