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Reds notebook: men's basketball team starts strong at Capers Fall Classic

Mens BasketballThe UNB Varsity Reds women’s cross country team finished second at last weekend’s AUS Championship in Halifax.

Katie Robinson had UNB’s top finish, coming in fifth place in the women’s 6k race with a time of 23:03.

Dalhousie University won the women’s event and had the top four finishers.

On the men’s side, the Varsity Reds finished fourth overall. UNB’s Josh Shanks finished 13th in the men’s 10k with a time of 34:49

StFX won the men’s race.

Meanwhile, UNB’s Katie Wallace won the women’s student-athlete community service award, Robinson was named to the women’s AUS all-star team and Shanks was named the men’s rookie of the year.

 

Men’s basketball play in Cape Breton

The Varsity Reds men’s basketball team had a great weekend, winning all three of their games at the Capers Fall Classic in Cape Breton.

UNB defeated UPEI 102-80 on Friday, Holland College 81-72 on Saturday and wrapped things up with a 74-64 victory over the University of Calgary on Sunday morning.

The men’s team hosts Crandall University in an exhibition contest on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at the Currie Center. The team opens the regular season at home against Acadia on Nov. 7.

 

Hockey stats

Varsity Reds men’s hockey rookie Matt Boudens is off to a hot start this season.

The 21-year-old sits second in AUS scoring with three goals and six assists for nine points in six games. Teammate Jordan Murray also sits in a tie for second in scoring with two goals and seven assists for nine points.

 

Duffy off to good start

Ben Duffy, the former QMJHL scoring champion who was a redshirt with the Varsity Reds last season, is off to a good start with the Saint Mary’s Huskies. The Lower Sackville native transferred to SMU over the summer.

Duffy sits fifth in AUS scoring with eight points in six games. His six goals are a league high.

UNB hosts Duffy and the Huskies on Nov. 14 at the Aitken Centre.

 

CIS hosts named

UNB was unsuccessful with their bid to host the 2016 and/or 2017 CIS men’s volleyball national championship.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced the host sites for eight different tournaments last week. McMaster University will host the 2016 men’s volleyball championship while the University of Alberta will host the tournament in 2017.

UNB is not hosting any CIS championships this season. They will host the women’s basketball nationals in 2016.

 

Red Bombers eliminated

The UNB Red Bombers had their season come to an end on Saturday.

The Red Bombers lost 29-0 to the Holland College Hurricanes in Saturday’s Atlantic Football League semifinal. The Hurricanes advanced to the league final with the win and are a perfect 7-0 on the season.

The Hurricanes will face the UNBSJ Seawolves in the league final this weekend.

 

Buccaneers fall to Huskies

The UNB Buccaneers lacrosse team fell to 0-9 with a 12-9 overtime loss to the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Sunday at College Field.

Zach Dunseith led the way for the Bucs with four goals. Ben Sweet and Alex Miller each had two goals while Caleb Parker added one.

The Buccaneers play their final game of the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at BMO Centre.

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