Saturday, 31 October 2009

Simon Fraser 78, Victoria 75

The Clan broke open a tight game at halftime with a third quarter run and held off the pesky Vikes who made a late run to win their Canada West opener with a very important road win over UVic, a team Simon Fraser may be battling with for a playoff spot in February. With Simon Fraser leading 68-60 and five minutes remaining, fifth-year guard Cyrille Indome used his defense to breath life into UVic with a steal and breakaway dunk that got the crowd back into the game. Another Indome lay-up and resulting free throw after a foul brought Vic back to within 3 at 72-69. When Vic newcomer Zac Andrus drove the lane, was fouled and knocked in a pair of free throws, the Vikes had it back to one at 74-73 with 1 minute remaining. However, the Clan, led by their senior guards Matt Kuzminski and Sean Burke made their late free throws and Jeff Cullen's desperation 3 at the buzzer went for naught as the Clan held on.

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