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Wesmene-dition - October 13, 2006














Wesmen Basketball Player Jenny Ezirim was named MVP in the BOB-FM Shootout Tournament for her stellar play on the courts.

2006 BOB FM Basketball Tournament:

Wesmen Excel


By Sheldon Appelle

University of Winnipeg Wesmen players dominated the all-star list at the conclusion of the 2006 BOB FM Shootout Women’s Basketball Tournament held October 6 – 8, 2006 at the Duckworth Centre. UWinnipeg’s Randie Gibson and Uzo Asagwara were named tournament all-stars along with and Kyrie Love (University of Ottawa), Kathryn Verboom (Lakehead University), and Lindsay Maundrell, (University of Calgary).Wesmen Jenny Ezirim was awarded Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Top Defensive Player. Ezirim was solid on both sides of the ball scoring 28 pts, grabbing 21 rebounds, 17 assists and seven steals in the three games, including a double double 15 pts, 12 assists in Saturday’s win over Calgary.

Winnipeg Wesmen finished with a record of 2-1 at the end of the three-day tournament.  The Lakehead University Thunderwolves used a solid second half to propel them to a 72-65 upset victory over the Winnipeg Wesmen in the opening game of the BOB FM Shootout October 6, 2006.

Wesmen Defeat Calgary Dinos

The Winnipeg Wesmen overcame a slow start to defeat the University of Calgary Dinos 76-73 October 7, 2006 at the BOB FM Shootout. Fourth year forward Stefenie Timmersman drained a clutch two point shot with 22 seconds left to secure the win.  Solid play from Ezirim and Gibson helped the Wesmen pull even at 17-17 after the first quarter. In the second quarter the Dinos continued to carry the play to the Wesmen, but once again Gibson, who scored two-three pointers in the quarter and Ezirim, who had two steals which led to back-to-back baskets kept the Wesmen in the game with Calgary leading 34-30 at halftime.

In the third quarter Wesmen Head Coach Tanya McKay relied on her veterans to carry the team. The Wesmen played a more determined  style of basketball as they were able to pull ahead by a score of 49-46. The Dinos would not let up as they went on a 13-6 run towards the end of quarter to take a 59-55 lead after three quarters. The Wesmen used the three point shot, two from Jessica Stromberg and one from Gibson to overtake Calgary for the victory. Ezirim had a double-double in the game scoring a team high 15 points and adding 12 assists.  Gibson had 14 points, including four-three pointers.

Wesmen Triumph over Ottawa Gee-Gees

The Winnipeg Wesmen dominated from start to finish as they rolled over the Ottawa Gee-Gee's 74-42 in the concluding game Sunday afternoon at the BOB FM Shootout at the Duckworth Centre. The Wesmen had complete control in the first half as they took a commanding 19-7 lead after the first quarter. Ottawa was a paltry 2-for-15 from the field in the quarter. In the second quarter the Wesmen did not let up and backed by three point shots by Asagwara, Caitlin Gooch and  Gibson, Winnipeg was able to jump out to a 42-14 lead at halftime. The Gee-Gee's showed some life at the start of the third quarter as they went on a 9-0 run to cut the Wesmen lead to 42-23. After the little spurt by Ottawa, the Wesmen were able to settle down and led 50-33 after three quarters. The Wesmen dominated the fourth quarter outscoring Ottawa 24-9 to cruise to the victory. Asagwara led the Wesmen with a game-high 23 points.  

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