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Reds Notebook: What’s up in the wild world of the V-Reds?

Bombers edge Wolves in rivalry matchup

The UNB Red Bombers have continued their rebound season with a gutsy 21-20 win over their provincial rivals, the Saint John Sea-Wolves.

With the win, the Bombers end up .500 on the season and will go into playoffs as the third seed out of four teams.

UNB will travel to Dalhousie for their semi-final matchup versus the Tigers.

Basketball teams finish preseason:

The men’s team finished their preseason 4-3 with a 107-85 win over Crandall.

Javon Masters led the charge with 31 points on 10-17 shooting. Jesse Kendall scored 21 off the bench and Mark Matheson scored 18 points to go along with his nine rebounds.

The Reds will ask a lot of Matheson, the fourth year forward, this year as they have lost Nikola Mandic to a knee injury.

Masters and fifth year guard Matt Daley each dished out five assists in the contest.

The men will open their regular season on Friday November 6th at Dalhousie as they take on the Tigers in a two game set.

The women’s team was not as fortunate in their final preseason game versus Windsor as they were bested 77-54 by the visiting OUA squad.

Laura Kaye and Rachel Cleary were the leading scorers for the V-Reds, with 13 and ten points respectively. Kaye also collected eight rebounds and dished seven assists in the loss.

The Reds had a hard time hanging on to the ball on Saturday, shown by their 25-10 turnover to assist ratio.

The women will travel to Dalhousie with the men’s team as they also take on the Tigers in a two game set, starting Friday November 6th.

Buccaneers dominate Huskies:

UNB Lacrosse topped the Saint Mary’s Huskies 18-11 over the weekend.

The Buccaneers will play their final game of the regular season next Saturday as they take on the last place Mount Allison Mounties at BMO field at 6 p.m.

If UNB earns a victory, they will be playing the Huskies in the first round of the MUFLL (Maritime University Field Lacrosse League) championships taking place at StFX November 6th.

The top two teams in the league standings receive a first round bye in the championship tournament.

Athletes of the Week:

Swimmer, Lauren Adam earned athlete of the week honours for the V-Reds after a strong performance in the pool.

Ken Van Aarle earned the male athlete of the week honours after a weekend in which he scored two goals and had all-around solid performances.

AUS Cross Country Championships at STU:

The Cross Country Championships will be hosted by St. Thomas University this upcoming weekend at Odell Park. The event will get under way at 12 noon.

UNB heads into the contest with third place finishes in both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Moncton meet.

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