U of R Sports Roundup – Nov. 25, 2010


Women’s basketball team splits pair of road games against first-place Victoria Vikes

Jonathan Hamelin
Sports Editor

Women’s basketball

To be the best, you have to beat the best.

Well, the University of Regina Cougars settled for a split in a pair of games with the Canada West leading University of Victoria Vikes last weekend in Victoria.

On Friday, Regina kicked things off with a 72-49 dismantling of the Vikes. The 49 points was the lowest Victoria has scored all season long. Gabrielle Gheyssen led Regina with 16 points. Other high performers for the Cougars included Joanna Zalesiak (15 points), Anne Mercer (13 points), and Lindsay Ledingham (10 rebounds).

Victoria rebounded with a 65-75 victory on Saturday, thanks to a 31-point effort in the fourth quarter. Joanna Zalesiak notched 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who also got 14 points from Lindsay Ledingham and Carly Graham.

At 7-1, Regina is tied for second in the conference with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, still trailing Victoria for first at 9-1. They have two road games against the University of Calgary Dinos this weekend.

Women’s hockey

Regina split of pair of Canada West overtime games against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns last weekend at the Co-operators Centre.

On Friday, the Cougars fell 4-3 then came back to top the Pronghorns 6-5 the next day.

Scoring for Regina on Friday was Katie Kennedy, Rianne Wight, and Paige Wheeler. Lisa Urban made 29 saves for the Cougars. On Saturday, Jacey Jones scored the overtime winner for Regina, which also got goals from Wheeler, Hillary Lerat, Kaitlin Sherven, and Kendyll Kolbeck and 32 saves from Urban.

Regina is fifth in the conference at 5-5-2. The Cougars travel to Calgary for two games against the Dinos this weekend in Regina’s last regular season games of the year.

Men’s hockey

The Cougars picked up one victory, but came up way short in the second during two Canada West road games against Lethbridge last weekend.

Regina picked up a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday, with Lucas Isley. Not to be outdone was Cougars goaltender Adam Ward, who made 40 saves in the game and stopped all three shooters in the shootout. Russ Nielsen and Tyler Penny added the other goals for Regina.

Saturday’s performance by the Cougars was far less impressive, as they were blanked 4-0. Ward stopped 31 shots for Regina.

Regina sits sixth in the conference with a record of 5-9-0. They host the Dinos this Friday and Saturday, both games at 7 p.m. at the Co-operators Centre, in their final regulars season games of the year.

Men’s basketball

The Cougars’ slide continued last weekend.

Regina dropped their third and fourth Canada West games in a row, dropping a 69-97 decision to the Vikes on Friday and a 55-85 loss the following day.

On Friday, Jeff Lukomski (22 points), Paul Gareau (14 points), and Kris Heshka (14 points) led the offensive charge for Regina. Sterling Nostedt led the Cougars with 17 points on Saturday while Gareau tallied points.

At 4-4, Regina is tied for seventh in the conference with Calgary, who the Cougars host this week on Friday and Saturday, each game at 8 p.m. at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.

Track and field

The Cougars host the Cougars Intrasquad Meet this weekend at the CKHS and Regina Fieldhouse.

The meet starts at 9 a.m. at the Fieldhouse and shifts to the CKHS at noon.

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