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Rebels Weekend Wrap: January 30-31

January 31, 2015

The Rebels men’s volleyball team continued their dominant season Friday night at the North Gym defeating les Rouges from St. Boniface University 3-1(22-25, 25-14, 25-13, 28-26). With the win the Rebels improved their perfect MCAC league tally to 14-0, along with a sparkling 42-10 sets won record. The men’s team has clinched first place, and will begin their playoff run Saturday February 21st at Assiniboine Community College Brandon.

Unfortunately, the Rebels women’s volleyball team has gone in the opposite direction of the men, now officially eliminated from the MCAC playoffs after losing to USB on Friday 3-1 (7-25,20-25,25-20,25-15) and dropping a pair of games to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday afternoon 3-0 (25-12,25-18.25-15) and 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-18). Both volleyball teams host the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers next Friday, February 6th with the women’s game starting at 6:00PM.

Saturday night, in a battle of the top two women’s basketball teams in the MCAC, the Rebels bested their Route 90 Rival CMU Blazers 64-53. The Rebels were led by their starting backcourt, Susie Namgung 19 points and five rebounds and Zeralynn Panesa with 20 points and six assists. The win improved their record to 12-2, and they have clinched first place for the MCAC playoffs, starting Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14th at CMU.

After suffering their first loss of the season to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen last Friday, the Rebels men’s basketball team rebounded in a big way, crushing the CMU Blazers 100-42. Seven Rebels scored in the double digits, with Taylor Brown leading the way with 16 points. The Rebels sit in 1st place with a 13-1 record and have clinched the number one seed for playoffs. Both basketball teams are back in action next Friday, February 6th against the Providence University College Pilots. Women’s game starts at 6:00PM.