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Wesmen close conference season with win over Bisons

Faith Hezekiah had another double-double as the Wesmen beat the Bisons Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)
Faith Hezekiah had another double-double as the Wesmen beat the Bisons Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)

DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics

The Winnipeg Wesmen are going into the post-season on a winning streak thanks to the Manitoba Bisons.

Faith Hezekiah had 28 points and 18 rebounds, and the Wesmen women's basketball team completed a season sweep of its crosstown rivals with a 68-64 win at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday. It was the second straight win over the U of M following Thursday night's victory at the Duckworth Centre. 

The Wesmen already knew going into the game they'd be making their fourth playoff appearance of the past five seasons after the MacEwan Griffins lost to Victoria Friday night. Saturday's victory put the Wesmen record at 8-12 on the season and in 11th place in the final conference standings. The Wesmen, however, were left to wait on who their first-round playoff opponent will be based on results in other games Saturday night. 

The Wesmen know they'll be on the road for the one-game playoff next weekend either as the No. 12 seed or the 11 depending on the final RPI standings. 

It was the fourth time in her career Hezekiah recorded 18 boards and third time in the past five meetings overall with Manitoba she's reached the mark. Hezekiah had 18 rebounds in a non-conference win over Manitoba at December's Wesmen Classic and had 18 against the Bisons on Jan. 20, 2018. 

For the Wesmen, it was their 11th straight win against the Bisons, a run that dates back to February 2014.

Robyn Boulanger had 12 points on four made threes off the bench to add to the Wesmen total. 

Taylor Randall had 17 points to lead the Bisons (8-12). Nicole Konieczny added 12 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Emma Thompson had 12 points off the bench. 

This story will be updated.

 

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