The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team swept its way to the Canada West Final 4, beating the Manitoba Bisons 86-70 on Saturday and 76-70 on Friday at UVic’s McKinnon Gym.
Senior Terrell Evans (Las Vegas) scored 12 of the Vikes’ first 16 points (21 points total) and added eight rebounds in a dominant effort Saturday.
The Vikes will face the Winnipeg Wesmen in the Canada West semifinal at UBC’s War Memorial Gym, 8:45 p.m. on Friday (March 1) for a chance to play for first, Saturday at 8 p.m. Lose and the Vikes play for third at 6 p.m.
Regina ends Vikes women’s basketball season
The Vikes women’s basketball season came to an end on Saturday as they fell on the road to the Regina Cougars 68-66. The Cougars won the first playoff game one night previous on Friday, 70-57.
It was the last CIS game for Vikes Debbie Yeboah, who led the team with 24 points Saturday, and Chelsea McMullen.
Vikes sweep podium for men’s 1,500-metre swim
UVic Vikes Eric Hedlin (15:13.23), Will Brothers (15:16.68) and 2012 Olympian Richard Weinberger (15:26.80) finished first, second and third in the 1,500-metre swim of the CIS Swimming Championships at the University of Calgary.
Hedlin was named 2013 CIS Rookie of the Year. Vikes Olympian Stephanie Horner led the women with gold in the 200m butterfly. Vikes also grabbing a CIS medal were Keegan Zanatta and (200m free) and Weinberger (1,500m free) with bronze.
Track team breaks 25-year-old 4×800-metre relay record
Vikes Jenica Moore, Kendra Pomfret, Grace Annear and Rachel Francois raced to a time of 8:46.94 in the 4x800m relays, setting a new Canada West record and winnig No. 1 CIS ranking going to the CIS Track and Field Championships in March. The Vikes men also won the 4x800m relay as UVic won five gold, four silver and four bronze medals in total.