Sunday, 27 January 2008

Canada West: Teams turn it around from Friday

Simon Fraser (11-13, 10-10) 71, Victoria (14-11, 13-6) 66 In a controversial finish, the Clan came back from a late 8 point deficit behind 6'8" Greg Wallis' 24 points and 11 rebounds. Simon Fraser, which won the game on the foul line in the waning seconds, shot 54% from the floor for the game. Late free throws propel Clan over Vikes plus Box Score (see also "Articles" posting for Howard Tsumura's piece in the Vancouver Province). UVic article by Mike Tucker

Saskatchewan (16-10, 10-8) 74, #10 Alberta (17-7, 12-6) 52 The Huskies pulled away in the second half to salvage the second game of the two game weekend set in Saskatoon. 6'1" Rob Lovelace had 20 points while 6'7" Andrew Spagrud had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the Huskies. Alberta leads the fight for second by two games with 4 games remaining. Both teams travel to B.C. next weekend for games at UVic and at UBC before Saskatchewan finishes with a pair of games against Calgary the following week while Alberta plays last place Lethbridge twice. Box Score Also, recap from As well, video recap #1 plus Video recap #2

#9 UBC (17-4, 15-4) 81, Trinity Western (6-14, 6-14) 58 One night after squeeking out an overtime win, the T-Birds put on a dominant defensive performance, holding the Spartans to only 13 first half points to lead by 25 at the half to all but clinch first place in the Pacific while basically eliminating the Spartans from the post-season. Box Score

Fraser Valley (10-13, 9-11) 85, Lethbridge (2-19, 1-17) 75 6'2" Doug Plumb had 20 as the Cascades tightened their grip on the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific. Fraser Valley is only one game behind Simon Fraser for third spot. Box Score

#4 Calgary (19-5, 15-3) 117, Thompson Rivers (3-19, 2-18) 100 6'6" Henry Bekkering followed up his 38 point performance on Friday by ringing up another 34 points with 8 rebounds in only 25 minutes as the Dinos slammed the WolfPack in an old-fashioned shootout in Calgary. The Dinos, who played without 6'8" Ross Bekkering, created 28 TRU turnovers in the win. Box Score

Winnipeg (12-12, 9-9) 79, Regina (11-10, 9-9) 54 The Wesmen took a commanding 42-23 lead at halftime and got 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists from 5'9" Erfan Nasajpour to salvage one weekend game against the Cougars. Winnipeg held Regina to just 32% shooting overall from the floor. Box Score

Brandon (21-6, 16-2) 105, Manitoba (7-18, 4-14) 92

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