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The Western women’s basketball team won their 10th game out of their last 11. On Saturday, they defeated the Waterloo Warriors 63-59 to improve to 11-3 on the season.

Rebecca McColl led the Mustangs with 17 points, helping propel the team to the top of the OUA West Division with a four point lead over second place Brock.

The men’s basketball team didn’t fare as well against the Warriors. They lost their second straight game 68-59. Adam Peaker was once again the Mustangs’ leading scorer with 17 points. The Mustangs are now 4-10.

The Mustangs women’s volleyball team lost 25-18, 18-25, 25-18 and 25-21 to the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday. The loss dropped their record to 9-4 on the season.

Their record puts them in second place in the OUA West Division, two points behind first place Guelph.

The men’s volleyball team fell to 5-9 on the season after a 3-1 loss to Guelph. Scores were 25-16, 19-25, 36-34 and 25-21.

The team is currently in seventh place in the OUA, one spot shy of the final playoff position. They will look to make a run for that spot tonight when they face Windsor at Alumni Hall.

The Western track team had a very successful weekend at the McGill Team Challenge, winning both the men’s and women’s divisions. The men finished first out of 13 teams, while the women were first out of 10.

Both the men’s and women’s wrestling teams competed at the Queen’s Open on Saturday in Kingston. The women finished second, led by Terri McNutt’s gold medal in the 53 kg weight class. She defeated Jessi Bondy of Brock in the final.

Tosh Jeffrey won a bronze medal in the men’s 65 kg category and Eric McAlister won a bronze in the 76 kg weight class to lead the men’s squad to a fourth overall finish.

The men’s squash team had an impressive weekend at the St. Lawrence University Invitational. They went 4-0, defeating Colgate, Middlebury, Wesleyan and St. Lawrence.

The men’s and women’s fencing teams competed in the West Sectionals Qualifier at McMaster this past weekend. Five of Western’s six teams qualified for the OUA championships.

Eight individuals also qualified for the championships, including Laura McGrath, who finished first in women’s epee, and Ryan Mitchell, who placed third in men’s epee.

—Ian Denomme



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