Cougars scratch Clan

The Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team’s venture into NCAA Division I territory on Tuesday resulted in a 67-52 loss to the Washington State Cougars.

SFU kept up to WSU in the first half trailing 31-28 at the intermission before the Cougars took over.

“We knew how they would play and we did not execute what we wanted to do,” said head coach Bruce Langford in a SFU press release. “We outrebounded them big in the first half which kept us close despite shooting poorly. In the second half, they took it up a notch and we did not respond.”

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe led SFU with a game-high 22 points.

Golfers snag second in Hawaii

Lucas Gatto and Michael Belle of Burnaby helped the SFU men’s golf team to a second-place finish at the Daniel Rose Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Freshman Trevor Garafano had the Clan’s best finish coming in tied for third with a three-over 219 after rounds of 74, 71 and 74. Gatto tied for 29th with 77-79-78-234 while Belle was 34th (79-78-80-237).

Clan cup set to go

Canadian bronze medallist Richard Weinberger will participate in the Clan Cup International swim meet at SFU this weekend.

Weinberger, who was third in the 10-kilometre open water event at the 2012 London Olympics, will be representing the University of Victoria.

China’s 400-metre individual medley champion Ze Tao Ning will also compete.

Freshman Mariya Chekanovych of Burnaby, who won two silver medals at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Games will be part of the Clan’s women’s team.

The Cup starts Saturday at 9 a.m.

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