Saturday, 31 October 2009

Canada West articles

Chris O'Leary's article on Greg Francis and Alberta in today's Edmonton Journal

Francis takes Bears into post-Horwood era

Growing up in Toronto, Greg Francis knew that basketball could take him around the world. The proof came in a college career at Fairfield University in Connecticut and a pro stint that saw him play in England and Lebanon. His furthest trip from home came in 2000, when he went to Sydney with Steve Nash and Canada's Olympic team.

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Howard Tsumura's article on last night's stunningly-easy UBC win vs. TWU. Note the size of the crowd was 1,750 fans which is tremendous.

The Josh Factor huge as UBC tops TWU 71-44 in stunning Canada West men's hoop opener

Sometimes basketball games -- like the Canada West men's opener played Friday at UBC's War Memorial Gym -- are like unyielding rock faces. You can't break them open with soft stuff. You can't find your breakthrough moments with feathered jumpers or finesse. Instead, you need to do what Josh Whyte did, and that is put on your hard hat and attack the rim.

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