Chalk up another successful weekend for the Red River College Athletics program, with all six varsity teams in MCAC regular season action.
The Rebel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams finished their respective regular seasons on winning notes, sweeping a pair of games against Providence University College Friday night. The women Rebels defeated the Pilots 63-55, led by their sensational Freshmen backcourt, Susie Namgung (21 points) and Zeralynn Panesa (20 points). The Rebels finished the season with a sparking 13-2 record. The men’s team finished their season with a near perfect 14-1 record after defeating PUC in a high scoring game, 91-85. The Rebels had four players score in double figures, with Taylor Brown leading the way with 27 points.
Both Rebels teams finished first within the MCAC standings, and will be listed as the favorites going into the playoffs this weekend. The women will face the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in one semi at 4:00PM on Saturday, February 14th with the winner facing either the PUC Pilots or Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the Championship Final, 2:00PM Sunday February 15th. The men will face the Blazers in their semi at 2:00PM on Saturday, with the winner facing either the Wesmen or Pilots on Sunday in the Championship Final at 4:00PM. All games will be held at CMU.
Rebels Men’s Volleyball continues to roll, defeating CMU at home Friday night 3-0 (25-10,25-23,25-20) and improved their perfect MCAC record to 15-0 on the season. The Rebels have already clinched first place for playoff seeding, and are peaking at the right time coming into the post season. The women Rebels also found themselves in the win column on Friday night, defeating the Blazers 3-2 (15-25,25-23,21-25,25-8,15-11). Both teams finish the regular season in Providence this Friday with the women’s game starting at 6:00PM.
The Rebels women’s futsal team entered the 2nd stage of the season with a perfect 3-0 record, and was able to remain unbeaten after defeating CMU 9-1 and drawing even with St.Boniface 3-3 and PUC 5-5. Elizabeth Codville led the Rebels with 5 goals on the weekend, including a hat trick against PUC, along with some steady goaltending by Brittany Loschiavo.
The men’s Rebels did not fare as well, dropping two lopsided games on Saturday, 8-3 to CMU and 13-2 to USB. They were able to recover on Sunday, defeating PUC 7-1, and improve their league record to 3-3. Both teams next head to Providence February 28-March 1 for the third stage of the MCAC season.