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Larson finds an open teammate
Going into their last regular season games against the number one ranked University of Winnipeg, the Lady Freemen knew they were the underdogs who needed to prove they were a different team since the last time they met the College Wesmen. Friday night, February 17th, the Providence team made it an exciting first half of scoring, and Elena Rempel (Niverville, MB) hit a reverse lay-up in traffic to make it a 3 point game going into the half (28-31). In the third quarter, the College Wesmen made a solid run, proving why they are ranked number one, and the Lady Freemen simply could not recover. Their final score was 76-56, which shows vast improvement as Providence cut the loss by 30 from the last time they met the U of W in the first semester.

Top stat getters included: Kristi Larson (Gardner, ND) with 16 points, 4 steals; Brynn Swan (Edmonton, AB) with 13 points, 12 rebounds; Christine Parker (Winnipeg, MB) with 11 points, 11 rebounds; and Rempel with 8 points, 10 rebounds.

In a second face-off at the Duckworth Center on Saturday, February 18th, the Lady Freemen made it an even closer game. Making some big shots for the College Wesmen was former Providence player Sonia Radi who moved on to pursue Education at the University of Winnipeg. Her, along with several other key shooters, kept the Wesmen just out of reach and defeated Providence 62-50. Head Coach Patti Parker comments, “I think this was a good way to take some pressure off going into play-offs next weekend. We will be going in to play the College Wesmen again and I think we have shown them that we should not be taken lightly. They are a good team, but we are hoping for a chance at an upset.”

Top stat getters were Larson with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Swan with 10 points, 9 rebounds; and Parker with 11 points, 6 rebounds.


Kilmartin finds his jumpshot

On Friday, February 17, in their last home game of the season, the Providence men’s basketball began with a slow start allowing the College Wesmen to advance a solid lead by half time. The Freemen offense remained stagnant, however in the second half; veteran Chris Funk (Steinbach, MB) took flight and had a strong finish, scoring all 27 of his points in this half. Unfortunately, the Freemen were unable to capitalize with the home court advantage and fell 61-88 to the University of Winnipeg.

Top stat getters included Funk with 27 points, and 11 rebounds; and Rob Kilmartin (Beausejour, MB) with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals.

In Saturday’s match-up, the Freemen were able to maintain a close game with the College Wesmen throughout much of the first half, however, the Wesmen took flight in the second half and knocked down several shots and charged on to a 72-50 victory.

Top stat getters were Funk with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists; Johnathan Thompson (Nassau, Bahamas) with 13 points, 3 steals; and Kilmartin with 9 points, 13 rebounds.

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