The Winnipeg Wesmen dropped a 84-73 decision to the Simon Fraser
University Clan in the bronze medal game at the Canada West Final Four
Championships at UBC in Vancouver Saturday night. The loss is a costly
one for Winnipeg as they miss the opportunity to advance to the CIS
Women's National Basketball Championships in St.John's, Nfld next week.

The winner of the bronze medal game earns the final Canada West spot at the nationals joing UBC and Alberta who already qualified. Uzo Asagwara playing her final University game finished with 25 points to lead the Wesmen. First year post Laurelle Weigl led Simon Fraser with a game high 26 points and nine rebounds. Simon Fraser stafrted the first quarter on a quick pace led by Kelsey Thu's three-three pointers to give the Clan a 28-16 lead after the opening quarter.

In the early stages of the second quarter the Wesmen were able to chip back into the game only to see the Clan match them basket for basket. The Wesmen controlled the play in the final four minutes outscoring SFU 13-3 to tie the score at 46-46 at halftime.Both teams settled down defensiveley early on in the third quarter with baskets hard to come by. The Clan drained a three at the buzzer to lead 64-61 after three quarters.

Simon Fraser went on an 8-2 run in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, led by Julia Wilson who scored six points and had a big block to set the tone in the quarter for Simon Fraser. Winnipeg was able to close the gap to within six points with just over one minute to play but were unable to get any closer. Aside from Asagwara, fifth year post Jae Pirnie and fourth year forward Stefanie Timmersman played their final university game for the Wesmen.

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