Sunday, 25 October 2009

Calgary Report from Wayne Thomas

Leaving Quebec City with a 3-0 record shortly after dismantling the Laval Rouge et Or 80-56 in their last game prior to the start of Canada West League play next weekend, the Calgary Dinos gave the look of a team capable of contending for championship honours this season.

Again, the Dinos locked down the Laval offense, in allowing 54 pts. on 29% shooting. Calgary had 14 steals, and won the rebounding battle 53-38. Robbie Sihota hit for 17 pts. and 11 boards, while Ross Bekkering, trading blows with several of the Laval heavyweights, had 12 pts. and 13 rebounds. Tyler Fidler, sitting with 2 fouls for much of the first half, came out hot in the 3rd frame, and finished with 16 pts. and 4 rebounds.

The ultra-quick Jarred Ogunbemi Jackson 10 pts, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists in dealing with the veteran guards of Laval. Terrence Blake had his best game of the weekend with 9 pts. and 3 picks. All 12 Dinos played, with 8 in double figure minutes. Patrick Walker,the rookie post, did not dress, and acted as official photographer.

The Rouge et Or, who are now 1-4 against Canada West teams, were led by Jean-Francois Maheux with 19 points, and got 10 apiece from Francois-Olivier Hebert, and Etienne Labreque. The Rouge et Or gave up 17 free throws to Calgary and the Dinos cashed 15 compared to only 5/8 for Laval. Calgary pulled away in the middle two quarters with a 46-21 advantage.

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