Unbeaten ahead of last weekend’s road trip to Brandon, the Providence Pilots men’s basketball team split their two-match series with the Assiniboine Community College Cougars.
Matt Friesen and Brett Foley executed 10 kills apiece in Friday’s match contributing towards their 3-1 victory. However, Saturday’s close contest ended with a 3-2 defeat. Friesen, for his efforts, was named Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Week.
“I thought the guys played well throughout the weekend,” analyzed head coach Scott Masterson. “We were pleased to find a way to come through and win a tight first match on Friday night.”
The women’s team was also in Brandon but was blanked in both matches by the Cougars.
“We have four matches in the next six days, which will give us many opportunities to improve our finishing abilities against great competition,” remarked head coach Kyle Guenther.
Meanwhile, at home, the Pilots women’s basketball team lost 69-47 to Wisconsin’s Northland College Lumberjills at an NCCAA Division III. Providence guard Katelin Thiessen was the top-scoring Pilot with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the contest.
“Right now, our greatest challenge is to put together a complete game,” said head coach Joel Coursey.
who feels his team has a few things they need to address before they end the semester.