A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

SPARTANS THIS WEEK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011

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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– This week in Spartan action, both the basketball and volleyball teams are in play versus Brandon University. Meanwhile, the men's hockey team will play at Fraser Valley and Simon Fraser.

At home in Langley, B.C., the TWU basketball teams will compete against the University of Brandon Bobcats in their final Canada West home games of the season.

The women's basketball team comes into the games with a 1-19 record on the season after a weekend series against the University of Saskatchewan. The Spartans were unable to beat the Huskies and fell in two games, 89-42 and 67-43.

Playing against Victoria last weekend, the Brandon Bobcats faced a tough challenge in the Vikings. The Bobcats lost both games with scores of 29-84 and 44-92 to bring their record to 0-18.

The women's basketball teams from Trinity Western and Brandon will play in Langley, B.C. this weekend. Games start at 6 p.m. on Friday, and 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans host live stats and streaming video at gospartans.ca.

In men's basketball action, the No. 4 Spartans will face the unranked Brandon Bobcats. The Spartans faced an intimidating squad in the Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend, and came away with a weekend split with scores of 102-91 and 93-101. This brings the Spartan record to 17-3.

The Bobcats have a record of 4-14 on the season, including two losses to the Victoria Vikes last weekend. Scores were in favour of the Vikes, 84-77 and 79-66.

The Spartans and Bobcats will clash at the Langley Events Centre, in Langley, B.C. on Friday and Saturday. Games start at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Livestats and live streaming video can be accessed online at gospartans.ca.

On the volleyball court, the No. 1 Spartan women (12-2) look to take on the No. 7 Brandon Bobcats (8-6) in Brandon, Man. The Spartans played the Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend, and finished the weekend with a split. In the first match, the Spartans were upset 3-2 by the unranked Huskies. The following night they rebounded with a 3-0 sweep.

Brandon enters the weekend off a weekend split with the University of Regina. The Bobcats were bested 1-3 during their first match, but gained the upper hand on the following night and swept Regina 3-0.

The teams face each other on Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. CST. Livestats are available at http://www.gobobcats.ca/livestats/, and live streaming video is hosted at http://educationcdn.com/schools/bobcats/.

The No. 4 Spartan men (10-4) will play the No. 7 Brandon Bobcats (7-7) this weekend. The Spartans had a perfect weekend at the University of Saskatchewan, not dropping a set and coming away from the weekend with two 3-0 wins.

Similarly, the Bobcats swept Regina Cougars with two 3-0 games last weekend.

Both the Spartans and Bobcats have clinched a playoff spot, but now will battle for position. Games start at 8 p.m. CST in Brandon, Man. Live stats can be found at  http://www.gobobcats.ca/livestats, and streaming video coverage is at http://educationcdn.com/schools/bobcats/.

In the hockey arena, the Spartan men (6-9-1) will play two games on the road this weekend. The Spartans will travel to the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday, and then head to Simon Fraser University on Saturday.

The Spartans last game was a close 5-4 loss to Thompson Rivers.

Fraser Valley comes into the game with an 1-14-2 record, including a recent fall to Okanagan College in a 6-1 game. Simon Fraser possesses an 11-3-2 season record, and most recently played to a 3-3 draw with Thompson Rivers.

The game at UFV starts at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Events and Sports Centre, in Abbotsford, B.C. The following night the Spartans face off at 8 p.m. at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, in Burnaby, B.C.

-TW-

Last Updated: 2011-01-31
Author: Scott Stewart