The Cougars proved to be quite a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde squad after
a schizophrenic weekend of basketball in Winnipeg.|
After a convincing Friday night display of dominance in a 95-75 victoryby the Cougars, Saturday was was completely dissappointing. The Winnipeg Wesman shot the lights out en route to a whopping 112-68 victory.
"We were awesome on Friday and we sucked on Saturday" said Cougars head coach James Hillis. The loss dropped the Cougars record to 2-1 in the GPAC season.
The Cougars were an abysmal 25-86 from the field and an equally week
|4-22 from beyond the three point line. Hillis blamed the score on over
confidence "We took them for granted and started to believe our own press
In spite of travel difficulties sue to inclement weather the Cougars arrived and dominated the Wesmen from start to finish. Veterans Bill Johnson led all scorers with 23 points and 10 boards and Kevin Gilroy had 22 points.
The Cougars opened the GPAC season at home against the Manitoba Bisons. After a sluggish start by both teams, the Cougars bench came alive and sparked a 9-2 run to begin the second half. The Cougars bench out scored the Bisons 33-12. Steve Podwin and A.J. Scheppers both hit key shots off the bench and contributed 10 points each. Bill Johnson contributed 19 points and Bison forward Eliott Unger
| proved why he is one of the best players in GPAC
leading all scorers with 32 points coming in limited minutes after getting into
The Cougars face a stiffer challenge this weekend when they face defending national champions the Brandon Bobcats at the Physical Activity Center.
When asked about the keys for success for this weekend coach Hillis said "We've got to play defense, keep Shawn Gray within the realm of the human and not allow them to get their transition game going. If we can do that we'll be okay."