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On the Home Front / Allan Besson

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"ö Fannystelle native Natasha Kostenko converted a pass from Winnipeg's Meghan Dufault at 8:22 of the second period to pull Manitoba into a 1-1 tie with Quebec at the national women's under-18 hockey championship in Surrey, B.C., Sunday, but the comeback stopped there.

Quebec, which scored in the first period, replied with another goal in the third to win the bronze-medal final 2-1.

"ö Saturday evening was a night of reminiscing as the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame tipped its hat to a new slate of inductees during its induction ceremony and dinner at the Victoria Inn.

The nine individuals and two teams who were feted were: Athletes, Sandi Anderson (fivepin bowling), Lesley Divers (basketball), Keith Elder (shooting), James Murphy

(football) and Ray Turnbull (curling); Veteran Athlete, Andy Hebenton (hockey); Builder, Evelyne Holenski (softball); Athlete/Builder, David Drybrough (athletics) and H. Sanford (Sandy) Riley (sailing).

The two teams inducted are the 1948-49 Brandon Wheat Kings (hockey), and the basketball dynasty of the 1972, '75 & '76 St. Andrews Super Saints.

"ö One victory in four games was all the University of Winnipeg Wesmen women's and men's basketball teams were able to muster this weekend, despite home-court advantage.

The women recorded the only win Saturday when they defeated the Alberta Pandas 64-58, after losing to them on Friday 77-40.

The men lost both games to the Golden Bears -- 74-56 on Friday and 71-68 Saturday.

"ö Wesmen volleyball teams had a little more success on the road as both the men and women split games with Alberta.

On Friday, the men defeated the Golden Bears 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12), but lost Saturday 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 25-22).

Sonia Rossy had her best match of the season as the Wesmen women picked up their first win 3-1 (30-28, 16-25, 26-24, 26-24). Rossy had 17 kills, 20 digs, three blocks and two service aces.

The win was sweet revenge after the Pandas had trounced the Wesmen 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 26-24) on Friday.

"ö Home court meant nothing to the University of Calgary Dinos as they swept the Manitoba Bisons in a pair of Canada West men's basketball games at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.

On Saturday, the Dinos won 89-64, after handing the Bisons their hats on Friday, 86-67.

The Bisons play next at home against the Wesmen on Nov. 14.

"ö Like the men, the Bison women couldn't handle the Dinos at home. Friday, the Herd lost 79-77 and fell 89-81 on Saturday.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 9, 2009 C8

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