Friday, 18 January 2008

Canada West: Friday Night Action

UBC 38, Victoria 32 HALFTIME 6'3" Chris Dyck has returned to the lineup for the T-Birds as the bitter rivals meet in Victoria with the winner taking sole possession of first place and owning the tiebreaker between the two teams for home floor advantage in the playoffs. WATCH LIVE!

Calgary (17-4, 13-2) 74, Regina (9-9, 7-8) 66 6'2" Jeff Price flirted with a triple/double, scoring 21 points, mostly in the second half, while adding 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the Dinos to a tough road win at Regina. The Dinos maintained an 8 to 10 point lead throughout the fourth quarter but could not pull away from the pesky Cougars as Henry Bekkering had 20 points and 10 rebounds while brother Ross Bekkering went only 2-10 from the floor but cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds. Calgary overcame 27 turnoves with a solid defensive effort, holding long-range shooter Jeff Lukomski to only 1-12 shooting including 1-10 from downtown. The first half was a game of runs as the Cougars went off on a 15-3 run midway through the second half but the Dinos closed the half on a 9-0 run of their own to lead by 4 at the break in Regina. The Dinos travel to Brandon tomorrow night to meet the Bobcats.

Saskatchewan (14-9, 8-7) 104, Trinity Western (6-11, 6-11) 66 6'7" Andrew Spagrud had 27 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Huskies at home. Saskatchewan held a 50-32 halftime lead. Box Score

Brandon (18-6, 13-2) 103, Lethbridge (1-17, 0-15) 64 6'9" Yuri Whyms led 5 Bobcats in double figures with 22 points on 11-14 shooting and added 14 rebounds as the Cats took a 56-28 halftime lead and romped to the win ahead of tomorrow night's showdown with Calgary.

Alberta (15-6, 10-5) 81, Simon Fraser (10-11, 9-8) 61 6'2" Alex Steele had 20 first half points to give Alberta a 1 point halftime lead and then the Bears took over in the second half, scoring the first six points of the third quarter and later hitting 3 straight 3's to pull away from the Clan. Alberta got their usual large crowd in the game midway through the third quarter when Steele dropped a nice dime on 6'4" Andrew Parker who hammered home a resounding dunk, sending the crowd into a frenzy and giving the Bears more momentum. Alberta then outscored the Clan 21-11 in the fourth quarter to coast to the win.

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