Missed by that much

By Esther E. Steeves

The Dinos men’s basketball team played their first game of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Men’s Basketball Championship, or the Final 10, in Halifax, Nova Scotia against the McMaster University Marauders Fri., Mar. 19. Winning 74-66 was a great start, leaving the team optimistic about their semi-final matchup against the tournament favourite, the top-ranked Carleton University… Continue reading Missed by that much

Long time coming

By Lawrence Bailey

How sweet it is. After years of rebuilding and assembling just the right pieces, Dinos men’s basketball Head Coach Dan Vanhooren and his team hoisted a Canada West Championship banner overhead for the first time since 1993. “Obviously, this feels fantastic,” smiled Vanhooren as the Dinos cut down the net in the Brandon University gymnasium.… Continue reading Long time coming

Mountain kings

By Esther E. Steeves

The Dinos men’s basketball team is going to the Canada West Final Four after winning their weekend series with the University of Alberta Golden Bears two games to one Feb. 26-28. “Our defence was phenomenal,” said Head Coach Dan Vanhooren. “That’s what won the games.” Friday’s game was the team’s only loss, ending in a… Continue reading Mountain kings

Male ballers have high hopes heading to playoffs

By Esther E. Steeves

The Dinos men’s basketball team haven’t hosted a divisional playoff final in 11 years, but thanks to two victories against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Feb. 13-14, they will this year. Consistent team defence and Whit Hornsberger’s skilful scoring toppled the Huskies Friday, but Saskatchewan battled much harder Saturday, bouncing back from a 87-65 loss… Continue reading Male ballers have high hopes heading to playoffs

Making basketball history

By Esther E. Steeves

For the first time since 1976, the Dinos Men’s Basketball team will occupy first place in Canada West if they manage to win their final two games of the season against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at home Feb. 13-14. Feb. 6-7 saw the Dinos sweep the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 86-66 and 87-74, respectively,… Continue reading Making basketball history

West Coast wet with tears

By Esther E. Steeves

Character and effort earned the Dinos two victories Jan. 16-17, one over the University of Victoria Vikes and the other over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The Dinos won both their weekend games through hard work and determination, following two disappointing losses in Saskatchewan one week ago. Friday’s match against UVic was highlighted by… Continue reading West Coast wet with tears

From bad to badderest

By Esther E. Steeves

“Not much went right,” reflected Dinos men’s basketball Assistant Coach Wayne Thomas on last weekend’s games against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Indeed, with losses of 88-82 Fri., Jan. 9 and 78-52 Sat., Jan. 10, it would appear that things went from bad to worse on the Dinos’ poorest weekend of the season. "They were… Continue reading From bad to badderest