VANCOUVER — The Winnipeg Wesmen held the UBC Thunderbirds to under 30 per cent from the three-point line in a women's basketball loss Friday night.
The Wesmen held the Thunderbirds to 28.6 per cent shooting from three, but got behind early in an 81-62 setback as the team opened the final weekend of Canada West conference play.
Robyn Boulanger had 15 points, three steals and three assists to lead the Wesmen (12-7), who fell behind 25-18 after the first quarter and trailed 46-36 at halftime.
Anna Kernaghan added 10 points, but the Wesmen managed to shoot just 5-for-21 from three and 29.9 per cent from the field.
The Thunderbirds (15-4) are sixth in the conference in three-point shooting and Friday marked just the second time in the past seven games they've been held under 31 per cent from distance.
Keylyn Filewich had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead UBC and Hailey Counsell added 13 points.
The Thunderbirds, the conference's most efficient shooting team, shot 42.5 per cent from the field, below their season average of 44.4 per cent.
The teams will close out the conference season Saturday (7 p.m. CT) in a game that can be seen live on canadawest.tv sponsored by Co-Op.
The Wesmen have the inside track on hosting a first-round playoff series, which would start next weekend. Tickets will be available on wesmen.ca/tickets.