March 1-7, 2004
Pizza Place Players of the Week
Women’s Basketball Kate Daniels
The third year forward had 18 points to pace the Wesmen in their Canada West Conference Women’s Final Four bronze medal game against the Simon Fraser Clan. Daniels went 8 for 12 from the field and 1 for 2 from the line.
The No. 3 ranked Wesmen Women’s basketball team returned home to lick their wounds after dropping both games and finishing fourth in the Canada West Conference Women’s Basketball Final Four in Regina on the weekend.
“It’s disappointing,” said Wesmen coach Tanya McKay. “But we have two weeks to rest, re-group and get ready for the Nationals.”
The Wesmen took on the No. 2 ranked UBC Thunderbirds on Friday night and ended up on the losing end of a 78-68 score. The two teams started slowly, with little offence in the first five minutes, but turned it on the rest of the way as the Thunderbirds took a 34-30 lead into the break. In the second half, led by freshman guard Erica McGuiness, who hit for a game-high 22 points, UBC pulled away to claim the victory and a spot in the gold medal game. Canada West Conference First Team All-Star JoAnne Wells’ 19 points paced the Wesmen. Wells went 11-12 from the free throw line and grabbed 9 rebounds as well. Sally Kaznica added 13 points.
On Saturday night the Wesmen took a 31-30 advantage into the locker room at half time but couldn’t build on the lead, dropping a 78-68 decision to the fourth ranked Simon Fraser Clan in the bronze medal game. Kate Daniels led the way for Winnipeg, hitting for 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting and 1 for 2 from the line. JoAnne Wells added 15 points, while Heather Thompson chipped in with 9. Sally Kaznica racked up a game-high 12 assists.
The Regina Cougars were crowned Canada West Conference Champions with a 73-36 win over the UBC Thunderbirds. The Cougars head into the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship as the No. 1 seed in the tournament.