Sunday, 11 November 2007

Late Scores from Canada West Last Night

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Saskatchewan (2-2) 74, #5 Alberta (3-1) 64 The Golden Bears could not overcome 27 turnovers and 2 for 12 shooting from 3 as a team as the Huskies came up with an important victory at Edmonton, enabling a split of the weekend series. Once again, 6'8" All-Canadian Andrew Spagrud led the way with 21 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out. 6'2" Kyle Grant led the Huskies charge from the perimeter, knocking down 4 of 9 3's, part of a 9 for 25 effort by Saskatchewan from downtown. The Huskies also got 12 offensive boards. Alberta's 6'2" Alex Steele, coming off a 30 point effort on Friday, finished with 17 points but turned it over 6 times while 6'4" Andrew Parker also had 17 points, 7 rebounds but had 5 turnovers. Apparently, not having steady point guard C.G. Morrison, out with a foot injury, has been very noticeable for Alberta. Game Report from UofA site plus Saskatchewan/Alberta Box Score

Regina (4-0) 101, Winnipeg (2-2) 85 6'2" Jeff Lukomski put on a tremendous shooting display, firing in a career-high 39 points including 6 for 13 from three as the Cougars put together a 20-11 run in the third quarter to go up 14 late in the third quarter and then led by as many as 20 in fourth to sweep a pair of weekend games from the Wesmen. 5'9" Erfan Nasajpour did his best to keep Winnipeg in the game, knocking down 6 threes of his own for a team-high 32 points but the resurgent Cougars got 19 points, 7 rebounds from 6'5" sophomore forward Kris Heshka and another nice effort from 6'3" Bryden Wright (16 points, 9 rebounds) to win going away. Point guard Paul Schubach had a tidy line of 11 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 3-4 3's in the win. Lukomski leads Cougars to 4th consecutive win plus Regina/Winnipeg Box Score

Victoria (5-1) 72, Thompson Rivers (0-6) 69 Courtesy of Mike Tucker, UVic SID... Big night from Gudgeon spells Vikes victory VICTORIA - 6'7" Mitch Gudgeon scored a game high 26 points to lead the University of Victoria Vikes past the Thomson Rivers WolfPack 72-69. The Vikes have won three straight, and are undefeated all-time against the 'Pack. The Vikes built a big first half lead, but let the pesky 'Pack creep back into contention. Missed free-throws and turnovers down the stretch threatened the Vikes lead, but tight defense in the final minutes preserved the victory. The ball game ended with only two free-throws scored over the final three minutes. Gudgeon characterized the first half with 17 points, leading the Vikes to a comfortable 45-26 lead at the break. The Vikes opened the game on a 15-3 run, and after four minutes had already made three three-pointers. The Vikes finished the half with six from long range, led by Brandon Dunlop's perfect 3-for-3. The second half proved to be a different story, with Thompson Rivers chipping away the lead through the third quarter as the Vikes' offense regressed. What was once a 23-point margin, became a three possession game as the fourth quarter began. TRU's Geoff Matthews made a three-pointer, and then Kamar Burke got an easy basket underneath to cut the deficit to two points with six minutes remaining. Gudgeon scored the Vikes' final field goal of the game at the five-minute mark, and the game turned sour from there on out. The Vikes went six possessions without a score, but thankfully, were saved by missed TRU baskets. With post presence Kamar Burke fouled out, TRU resorted to the long ball and missed their last four attempts, including the potential game-tying three at the buzzer. The Vikes missed three free-throws in the final minutes, but successful ones from Tyler Hass and Ryan MacKinnon made it just enough to win. Hass finished with 11 points, and MacKinnon scored seven. Overall, the Vikes shot 44 percent and struggled at the stripe connecting on 15 of 28 attempts. Thompson Rivers had four players reach double figures, led by Matthews' 14 points. Drew Bleth and Burke contributed 13 apiece, and George Aramide rounded out the scoring leaders with 10 points. The 'Pack held a 31-28 advantage in rebounding, with Burke falling a 'board shy of the double-double. The Vikes have now won three straight, and sit 5-1 in the Pacific Division. Action resumes for the Vikes next weekend when they embark on a weekend road series, taking on the Manitoba Bisons (Nov. 16) and Winnipeg Wesmen (Nov. 17). The two teams sit at the bottom of the Great Plains Division, with the Bisons winless at 0-4, and Wesmen at 2-2. Media Contacts: Michael Tucker, Public Relations Coordinator, University of Victoria, Athletics & Recreation Trinity Western/UVic Box Score

#6 UBC (5-1) 84, Fraser Valley (3-3) 63 6'4" Blane Labrance came off the bench to lead all scorers with 15 points as the T-Birds jumped out to a quick double digit lead, led by 19 after three quarters and then coasted to a win against the injury-riddled Cascades. Game Report from UCFV site plus UBC/UCFV Box Score

Calgary (3-1) 99, Trinity Western (1-5) 77 The Dinos jumped out to a 16 point first quarter lead and dominated the glass to defeat the Spartans in Langley, BC. Both Henry Bekkering (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Ross Bekkering (16 points, 10 rebounds) authored double doubles as Calgary outrebounded Trinity Western 60-27 including grabbing 24 offensive rebounds. 6'9" Tyler Fidler had 13 points and 6 rebounds for the Dinos while TWU was led by Lucas Goltz, who had 24 points and 8 boards. Game Report/Summary from TWU site

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