Despite their noticeable improvement, the Providence Pilots men’s basketball team lost twice to the Oak Hills Christian College Wolfpack last weekend, in two neck-and-neck matches.

While the game did feature numerous lead changes, head coach Pierre Dubreuil says his team made a few too many errors.

Sunday’s re-match was even closer, with Providence seemingly in control late in the fourth quarter before the Wolfpack forced overtime. The hosts ended up prevailing 99-91 after the extra frame. Lawson once again led the way for Providence with 27 points, and first-time starter Eric Klassen added an impressive 15.

“We put up a tough fight this weekend and made some improvements in the second game,” analyzed Pilots’ first-year centre Waedon Dueck. “We fought hard, so we’ll just have to fight even harder as we move forward with the rest of our season.”

On the volleyball court, both Pilots teams dropped Friday matches at home to the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers and Saturday encounters in Winnipeg against Les Rouges de l’Universite de Saint-Boniface.

The women’s side, yet to win this season, dropped all three sets in Otterburne but bounced back with a narrow 3-2 defeat at USB. Danella Alvaro and Maddie Fehr each executed 22 kills over the two matches.

“It was tough to see our team fight so hard in the comeback effort against USB only to end up losing a tight fifth set,” said head coach Kyle Guenther. “We will try to build off the aggressive game we brought on the weekend and send ourselves into the Christmas break on a high note.”

The men’s team failed to win a set on the weekend, although Brett Foley performed well, scoring 13 points and adding five blocks. Trey Friesen contributed nine kills, 2 digs and an ace.

“In these two games we weren’t able to connect as well as we have in the past,” analyzed Friesen, a first-year left side from Rosenort. “But we’re looking to get back on track in our coming games.”

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Monday, December 17th

WWHSHL
SRSS vs College Pierre Elliott Trudeau
@ Steinbach, 3:30 p.m.

NHL
Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Vegas at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Nashville at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 8 p.m.

NFL
New Orleans at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Milwaukee at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Utah at Houston, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16th

MJHL
Steinbach 4 Swan Valley 3
Portage 5 Winkler 4 (OT)
OCN 3 Waywayseecappo 2

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 3 Southwest 2
Wpg Thrashers 5 Norman 2 
Wpg Bruins 6 Parkland 1 
Yellowhead 4 Wpg Wild 3
Central Plains 7 Interlake 1

MFMHL
Central Plains 2 Eastman 1 (OT)

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Wpg Warriors 3 Eastman 2 (OT)

NHL
Winnipeg 5 Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
Vegas 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 (OT)
Carolina 3 Arizona 0
Calgary 7 St. Louis 2
Buffalo 4 Boston 2
Chicago 7 San Jose 3
Vancouver 4 Edmonton 2

NFL
Atlanta 40 Arizona 14
Cincinnati 30 Oakland 16
Minnesota 41 Miami 17
Indianapolis 23 Dallas 0
Baltimore 20 Tampa Bay 12
Buffalo 14 Detroit 13 
Chicago 24 Green Bay 17
Washington 16 Jacksonville 13
Tennessee 17 N.Y. Giants 0
San Francisco 26 Seattle 23 (OT)
Pittsburgh 17 New England 10
Philadelphia 30 L.A. Rams 23

NBA
Denver 95 Toronto 86 
Brooklyn 144 Atlanta 127 
Philadelphia 128 Cleveland 105
Indiana 110 New York 99 
Washington 128 L.A. Lakers 110 
Miami 102 New Orleans 96
Sacramento 120 Dallas 113

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