T-Birds beat Manitoba Bisons in home opener

Last Friday, Women’s basketball hosted the University of Manitoba Bisons at the War Memorial Gym for the home opener of their 2016/17 season.

The ’Birds headed into this game high on confidence and morale, having won their previous two games against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. The ’Birds beat the Manitoba Bisons on Saturday, and defeated them again the next day with scores at 80-47 and 71-55 respectively.  

In the game on Friday, the ’Birds beat the Bisons in many aspects of the game. They had more bench points at 23, while the Bisons had 14. The ’Birds had more second-chance points at 15, while the Bisons had seven. They had more points in the paint at 26, while the Bisons had 20. The ’Birds also heavily capitalized on points out of turnovers, finishing with 25, while the Bisons had only five.

The solid contribution by the bench lifted the T-Birds past the Bisons on Friday at the War Memorial Gym.

The next day on Saturday, the T-Birds beat the Bisons once again in a similar way — outscoring them in most aspects of the game like they did the night before. Both teams, however, did not have any fast-break points.

The T-Birds now have a 4-0 record, and will be playing the University of Victoria Vikes in Victoria, BC on Friday, November 25. They will be hosting them the next day on Saturday, November 26 at the War Memorial Gym.