The Rebels men’s basketball team punched their ticket to the MCAC Championship final with a pair of victories over the PUC Pilots this past weekend.
Coming into the weekend, the Rebels needed to win both games and have a better points for/against ratio than the Pilots, so the pressure was on the team to preform. The Rebels, started strong, winning 88-71 Friday night in Providence then followed up with a terrific defensive effort on Saturday, beating the Pilots at home 72-60. The high scoring Pilots came into the weekend with a league high 88 points per game avg, only to be held to 65.5ppg on the weekend by the Rebels. Forwards Mark Ridd and Jasdeep Khangura were excellent in the paint, defending the basket and rebounding the ball. Guard Chris Demauleon-Bartolay lead the offense on Saturday scoring 22 and clinched the MCAC regular season with 18.9 ppg.
With the two wins, the Rebels clinched a spot in the MCAC final against the CMU Blazers, The women’s Rebels team will also be playing in the MCAC final against the Blazers, after winning both of their weekend games against the Pilots, 60-43 on Friday and 60-55 on Saturday. The lady Rebels finished the MCAC in 2nd place with a 5-3 record. Both MCAC finals will be held Saturday, February 10th at PUC, with the men’s game at 2pm and the women’s game at 4pm.
The RRC women’s and men’s volleyball teams hosted the CMU Blazers Friday night, losing both games, women 3-1 (25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23) and men 3-0 (25-17,25-18,25-15). Both teams next host the PUC Pilots on Thursday February 8th, with the men’s game starting at 6pm.