Sunday, 30 December 2007

Manitoba knocks off Acadia in OT; Concordia defeats Dal

Manitoba (4-13) 88, Acadia (11-4) 84 OVERTIME Acadia stormed back from a big halftime deficit of 49-34 to take the lead late but couldn't hold it and the Bisons record the overtime upset over previously-#2 Axemen. Manitoba takes 5th place in the 41st Wesmen Classic, while the Axemen go 1-2 at the tournament. Here is a live account of the game from the Scrum From the Wesmen web site Manitoba fifth year forward Darcy Coss poured in a game high 34 points, including nine-three pointers to lead the Bisons to an 88-84 overtime victory over the Acadia Axemen in the University Consolation Final. Manitoba had a commanding 49-34 lead at halftime but the Axemen outscored Manitoba 16-6 in the third quarter to close the gap to 55-50 after three quarters. The game was tied at 72-72 after regulation time. The Bisons outscored Acadia 16-12 in the extra frame. Isaac Ansah had a strong game for Manitoba as well finishing with 28 points and seven rebounds. Peter Leighton led Acadia with 25 points. Leonel Saintil had a double-double for the Axemen scoring 21 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.

Concordia (9-3) 79, Dalhousie (9-9) 74 The Stingers rebounded after last night's tough loss in the semi-finals to outlast the hosts as 6'1" tournament all-star Damian Buckley had 23 points while another all-star, 6'1" Simon Farine had 26 in the loss. Concordia played without 6'3" Dwayne Buckley who reinjured his knee in last night's game.

Calgary (13-3) 99, Winnipeg (7-9) 79 Courtesy of Wayne Thomas: The Calgary Dinos claimed third place in the MTS Wesmen Classic at the University of Winnipeg with a convincing 99-79 shellacking of the home team on Sunday afternoon at the Duckworth Centre. Ross Bekkering broke out for 25 pts. and led a strong 4th quarter charge to stifle Winnipeg, who got a game high 36 pts. from the incomparable Erfan Najaspour, their 5th year super guard. Robbie Sihota and Hennry Bekkering both had 20, and Jeff Price added 16 for the Dinos , who led 46-38 at the half. Winnipeg had no answer for the inside game of Calgary, who shot 50% from the field against 40% for the Wesmen, and cashed in 14/18 free throws (77%) compared to only 5/10 from Winnipeg. The Dinos won the battle on the boards 48-38 led by 12 from Ross Bekkering, and 11 each from Sihota and Henry B., as all three starting forwards record double-doubles. Next Dinos action will be at Alberta on January 4th and 5th to open up the second half of Canada West league play.

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