January 20, 2004  
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SPORTS

MUSTANG BRIEFS

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Western won twice in Ontario University Athletics regular season play in Toronto this past weekend. Rebecca McColl led the charge, netting 23 points in Friday night’s contest against Ryerson and 25 the next evening against the Toronto Varsity Blues. After the two victories, the Mustangs find themselves atop the OUA West Division standings at 9-3.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
The Western men have rebounded nicely after a sluggish start, winning four of their last five contests to push them to a record of 4-8. Fourth-year veteran guard Adam Peaker was largely responsible for the tandem of victories; he poured in 25 points on Friday against Ryerson in an 80-70 overtime victory, only to better himself the next night by hitting 15 shots for 31 points while pacing the Mustangs to a 86-72 win over the Varsity Blues.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
After splitting a pair of home games last weekend, the 8-3 women remain in second place in the OUA West Division. On Saturday, Western fell to the East Division-leading University of Toronto 3-1 (27-25, 25-13, 17-25 and 25-22). The women managed to rally late on Sunday, though, and defeated the Ryerson Rams in five sets (25-20, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16 and 15-8).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Western fell to 5-7 for the 2003/04 campaign after losing a pair of games to the No. 8 and 9 ranked teams. On Saturday, the Mustangs were swept by the No. 8 Varsity Blues 3-0 (25-18, 25-20 and 25-23), before they fell in four to the No. 9 Rams on Sunday (23-25, 25-19, 25-18 and 25-22). As a result of the weekend’s losses, Western is now tied with Ryerson and McMaster at 10 points each for the final playoff spot.

—David Lee

 

 

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