Sunday, 16 December 2007

Manitoba Tours North Dakota; Other Articles of Interest

The Manitoba Bisons have remained active during the early part of December, having just concluded a tour of North Dakota which included a pair of games against U.S. competition. On Friday, the Bisons took an early lead but were defeated by the host Jamestown College Jimmies, an NAIA school located in Jamestown, ND Jimmies come back to defeat Bisons. Yesterday afternoon, the Bisons visited Wahpeton, North Dakota to meet North Dakota State College of Science, a U.S. Junior College. No word yet on the result; we will post as soon as we get word. BISONS FIRST HALF RECAP: Manitoba registered their first win of the season on the road against Regina at the end of November. The Bisons are six points behind third place Winnipeg and eight points behind second place Regina in the Great Plains Division. In conference stats, defensively, the Bisons are 7th in team defence at 76.2 points allowed per game and 4th in field goal percentage defence at 41.6%. Offensively, Manitoba is 14th (last) in team scoring at 68.2 points per game. Individually, 6'1" Isaac Ansah leads Canada West in scoring at 21.0 points per game in eight conference games. 6'4" Darcy Coss is second on the team and 15th in conference with 15.5 ppg and is 4th with 2.8 threes made per game. 6'6" Brian Crowe is tied for tenth in Canada West with 6.8 rebounds per game. 6'4" Myron Dean leads Canada West with 2.75 blocks per game. Coss (35.1 mpg) and Ansah (34.3 mpg) have both played major minutes for the Bisons. The Bisons will participate in the Wesmen Classic at the University of Winnipeg starting on December 28th when they tangle with Minot State University (NAIA).

Trinity Western has scheduled a two game swing through California this coming week. On Monday, the Spartans will match up with Westmont College (NAIA) in Santa Barbara, CA at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET before tackling Azusa Pacific University (NAIA), in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET. TWU’s games against Westmont will be broadcast live through Westmont’s Live Video Broadcast. The broadcast will be available on a pay-per-view basis. Access the game by clicking here or you can follow the game using LIVE STATS!

Ron Ruach of the Victoria Times-Colonist summarizes the Victoria Vikes first half in this recent article Vikes look for more consistency

It was nice to get a note from University of Windsor Associate Athletic Director Mike Havey reminding us that the 51st University of Windsor Invitational High School Basketball Tournament will take place next weekend (Friday / Saturday, December 21 / 22, 2007). As part of this year's tournament special recognition will be given to the 1957/58 Windsor Assumption Purple Raiders team. Assumption captured the first-ever Windsor High School tournament and then went on to win OFSAA (Ontario championship) later that season. This year's tournament features the consensus #1 team in Ontario and defending OFSAA "AAAA" champions Pickering Trojans featuring 6'2" Devoe Joseph, Canada's top player at last summer's FIBA World U-19 championships who recently committed to the University of Minnesota of the Big 10 conference. Also participating are perennial powers London Beal, Scarborough West Hill and Hamilton Cathedral plus the top local high school teams in Windsor.

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Anonymous said...

Azusa Pacific also has live stats. They're available at