Hoops Vikes back in action this weekend at UVic

Men's and women's basketball teams busy over holiday season

The second chapter of the Canada West season continues this weekend, as the UVic Vikes basketball teams host division leaders Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Fresh from a tour of California and exhibition games against Concordia and Biola universities, the men (9-1) are ranked No. 3 in the CIS top 10 going into Friday’s game against the No.7-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies. Game time is 8 p.m. at McKinnon Gym. On Saturday, the Vikes take on the Alberta Golden Bears (9-1) at 7 p.m.

In women’s play, the Vikes (7-3 in Canada West) take on the Huskies at 6 p.m. tonight and the Golden Bears 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Vikes finished strong in holiday exhibition play with a nailbiter 88-86 overtime win over Dalhousie at the CIS Thunder Selects Holiday Classic in Halifax, N.S. Jessica Renfrew and Cassandra Goodis put up 25 and 23 points, respectively, for the Vikes in the victory.