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SFU men's, women's basketball seasons headed in different directions

Men have lost four of their last five while women have won three out of their past five.
SFU Red Leafs' Gemma Cutler (left) and Georges Lefebvre.

Simon Fraser University's (SFU) basketball teams appear to be on different paths in their respective 2022-23 campaigns. 

The women have won three out of their past five, including a 66-57 victory on Saturday (Jan. 7) over Central Washington — nationally ranked 24th in NCAA Div. II play.

Jessica Wisotzki, Sophia Wisotzki, Gemma Cutler and Emma Kramer combined for 53 points that night. 

The Red Leafs hold a 5-4 regular-season record and 3-2 in conference play, which includes an undefeated road stint of 4-0. 

Wisotzki has been a major contributor to SFU's successes this season.

Her 23.1 points-per-game average (PPG) is second overall in NCAA Div. II, only trailing Abby Spurgin of Hawaii Pacific (25.1 PPG). 

Meanwhile, SFU's men basketball squad have lost four in a row.

In their most recent match, the Red Leafs dropped a 73-52 decision to Montana State Billings on Saturday. 

As of this publication (Jan. 10), they hold a record of 5-10, but each win as been at home or against a non-Great Northwest Athletic Conference opponent. 

The women will face Western Oregon in their next game on Thursday (Jan. 12) at 7 p.m. at home.

The men will head north for a two-game road trip through Alaska, playing Fairbanks on Thursday and Anchorage on Saturday — both with 8:30 p.m. tip-offs.