U of R Sports Roundup – Dec. 2, 2010

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Cougars men’s basketball team snaps four-game losing streak

Jonathan Hamelin
Sports Editor

Men’s basketball

Thanks to some huge numbers by forward Paul Gareau, the Cougars swept the University of Calgary Dinos in a pair of Canada West games at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport last weekend.

Regina snapped their four-game losing streak in the process.

Gareau pilled up 59 points and 16 rebounds over the two games and was named the Canada West male athlete of the week. Regina topped the Dinos 88-70 on Friday and followed that up with an 80-58 triumph on Saturday.

On Friday, Gareau scored 42 points, which was a career-high and second highest single-game total in school history, and added six rebounds for Regina, which got 12 points from Sterling Nostedt and 10 points from Jeff Lukomski. The Cougars maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

Lukomski led the way for Regina with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists on Saturday. Also chipping in for the Cougars was Gareau with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Marek Downarowicz with 13 points and seven rebounds.

The victories bumped the Cougars two games ahead of the Dinos. Regina now sits at 6-4 in the conference and Calgary is 4-6.  The Cougars are tied for fifth in the conference. Regina wraps up their 2010 regular season scheduled with a pair of road games against the University of Alberta Golden Bears this weekend.

Wrestling

Gilbert Musonza and Steven Schneider both finished first for the Cougars as the team placed second at the University of Saskatoon Huskie Open last weekend.

Regina finished 17 points behind the first-place Jamestown College Jimmies.

Musonza, competing in the 54-kilogram division, won all three of his matches, while Schneider won all four of his matches in the 57-kilogram division.

Cory Horsburgh (second, 65kg), Gaelan Malloy (second, 72 kg), John Lendvoy (third, 82kg) and Jimmy Levesque (fifth, 90 kg) also performed well for the Cougars.

The Cougars women’s team finished fifth in the standings, with Jasmine Slinn (second, 51kg) notching the top performance for Regina.

This week, the men’s team competes in Minnesota, whereas the women’s team is off until January.

Cross-country

Cougars runner Kelly Wiebe finished fourth in the senior men’s division at the 2010 AGSI Canadian Championships last weekend in Guelph, Ont.

Wiebe finished the 10-kilometre course in 30 minutes 10 seconds. Thanks to his strong performance, Wiebe could run for Team Canada and the NACAC cross-country championships in Trinidad and Tobago this February and also the IAAF World Championships in March.

The other Regina athlete who competed in the senior men’s division was Iain Fyfe, who placed 19th with a time of 31:40. Cougar rookie Matt Johnson finished 15th in the junior men’s division, clearing the eight-kilometre course in 25:27.

Women’s hockey

Regina ended their 2010 Canada West regular season on a sour note, dropping a pair of games in Calgary last weekend.

The Cougars allowed seven goals in each contest, getting shut out in the first game and putting up only three goals in the second.

In Friday’s 7-0 loss, Lisa Urban and Naticia Leskun combined to make 20 saves for the Cougars. Paige Wheeler, Kelcie McCutcheon and Kaitlin Sherven scored for Regina in Saturday’s 7-3 loss. Urban made 31 saves.

Heading into their break, the Cougars are fifth in the conference at 5-7-2.

Men’s volleyball

Two weekends ago, the Cougars picked up their first victory since 2009.

They were not able to build off that success last weekend, dropping a pair of Canada West road games against the Dinos to finish off their 2010 regular season. Calgary won 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 on Friday and earned a 25-18, 25-19, 27-25 decision the next day.

Brody Waddell led the Cougars with eight kills on Friday, while Matt Hender pitched in 12 assists and Joel Legasse notched five kills. On Saturday, Waddell and Jamie Wilkins had 11 kills for Regina, which got seven blocks from Joel Colter.

The Cougars remain tied for last in the conference at 1-7, while Calgary is undefeated at 8-0.

Women’s volleyball

Regina dropped a pair of Canada West road games to Calgary last weekend to finish up their 2010 regular season.

On Friday, in a 25-21, 25-14, 25-23 loss, the Cougars got 11 kills from Solveig Nilson and eight kills and eight digs from Meagan Onstad. Calgary bested Regina 25-21, 28-26, 25-16 the following day. Onstad once again had eight kills and eight digs for the Cougars, which got 25 assists from Tiffany Herman and 11 digs from Rebecca Rink.

Regina is tied for seventh in the conference at 3-5.

Track and field

The Cougars competed at the Cougar Intrasquad Meet last weekend at the Regina Fieldhouse and CKHS.

Results of the event were unavailable as of press time. The Cougars are back in action this weekend, hosting the Friendship Games on Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Fieldhouse.

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