While the men looked to lock down a bye to the second round, the women had to win to clinch a spot in the dance.
Bison women’s basketball
While the men’s basketball team continued a championship-worthy season with a sweep, the women were swept away at home against the University of Regina Cougars.
With a big family, every kid gets a chance to play. Such was the case over the weekend as all four Bisons court teams packed IG Athletic Centre for three days of intense action.
With only the Bisons women’s hockey team in town, all eyes were on Wayne Fleming Arena. But the best action was possibly going down outside the province, as the rest of the herd travelled to Alberta and B.C. for a series of tough tests.
There was a resounding call of “Timber” over the weekend as the University of Manitoba Bisons basketball clubs cut down the visiting University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. The men’s club came away with the weekend sweep, while the women earned a split.
With the Duckworth Challenge settled, the U of M Bisons and University of Winnipeg Wesmen still had conference obligations to fulfill over the weekend.
Despite entering the week’s action up 1-0 thanks to a win by women’s soccer on Oct. 10, the U of M Bisons let the U of W Wesmen come back to win the challenge for the third straight year.
The IG Athletic Centre janitorial staff had an easy job over the weekend, as the U of M Bisons basketball teams did all the sweeping for them. The men’s and women’s sides both doubled up on the visiting University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat to open the season.
The 28th edition of the Duckworth Challenge belongs to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. Each year the Duckworth Challenge pits the U of M and U of W against each other in a best-of-five series.
With the Duckworth decided, the Bisons and Wesmen still had conference obligations to complete.