The Providence Pilots men's and women's basketball teams have secured first-place in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.
Four games were won between the two teams this past weekend in Fort Totten, North Dakota. The men won 103-88 over Cankdeska Cikana College on Friday and then 92-87 on Saturday. The women also won both their games against Cankdeska Cikana College 85-56 on Friday and 85-43 on Saturday.
“We were able to generate a lot of good shot opportunities, which led to us shooting the ball very well in both games,” says Pilots women’s coach Joel Coursey. “I think this past weekend’s success will help propel us into our three-game road trip to Minneapolis before the Christmas break.”
Meanwhile, in volleyball, both the men’s and women’s teams were beaten by the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers on Friday before bouncing back with victories over the Red River College Rebels on Saturday.
The men are tied with CMU for first place in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference after eight matches while the women are alone atop the standings.