Sunday, 8 November 2009

Canada West Saturday Night

Saskatchewan (2-0) 99, Brandon (1-3) 91 The Huskies held off a fourth quarter rally which brought the game back to as close as three in the late going but Mike Linklater's three pushed the deficit out as Saskatchewan swept the two-game weekend series in Saskatoon. The Huskies jumped out to an early 19-6 lead and led by 10 after one then built leads as large as 15 to take control early. After falling behind by 12 at halftime, the Bobcats had a 56 point second half but could never come all the way back despite getting it down to 5 early in the third quarter at 47-42. Dany Charlery led all scorers 37 points and fellow All-Canadian candidate Showron Glover had 31 points for the Huskies. Linklater added 23 for Saskatchewan while Tarik Tokar had 15 and Terril Thomas had 14 for Brandon. BOX SCORE

Alberta (4-0) 71, Winnipeg (0-4) 68 The Wesmen blew another fourth quarter lead as the Bears held Winnipeg to only 9 fourth quarter points to sweep the weekend series before 900 fans at the Duckworth Center. Bears Harvey Bradford had 16 points/11 rebounds as Alberta came back from a six point deficit after three quarters. The Bears customary emphasis on defending was evident again as Winnipeg's high scoring guard Nick Lother was held to only 4-20 shooting including 0-7 from downtown as Winnipeg went only 2-15 from 3 and 36% overall from the floor. Jamaal Bucknor had 16 rebounds for Alberta in the victory. BOX SCORE

Lethbridge (1-3) 70, Regina (1-1) 54 The Horns claimed their first CIS win in the new Dave Adams era behind 23 points, 7 assists and 6 steals from Jeff Price. Lethbridge also dominated the glass, grabbing 28 offensive rebounds and 6'6" Robin Cooper had 15 points/11 rebounds in the win. Both teams shot under 30% (Horns 29.3%) in what was described as a woeful offensive display. The Cougars, who did not have a double digit scorer in the game, shot only 24% for the game and had four starters foul out of the contest. Seven footer Remington Stemler was the only player on either team to shoot at least 50%, netting 10. He was 5-8 from the field plus pulled in nine boards in 19 minutes. Regina's Jeff Lukomski pulled an amazing football (in Saskatoon)/basketball daily double, playing for two Regina teams (in fact two with different last names as the U of R football team is named the Rams while other U of R squads are the Cougars), but was ineffective on the hardwood after arriving in the second quarter. He finished 1-for-8 from the field in 16 minutes, while toiling with a bandaged upper right arm. The game was a physical affair with Price suffering a significant facial cut in the first half, playing the rest of the way with bandaging that had to be applied multiple times. Lethbridge exerted pressure on the ball from pillar to post. Lethbridge outrebounded Regina 58-44. In fact, Lethbridge retrieved more of their misses than Regina did (Lethbridge 28 offensive rebounds, Regina 27 defensive rebounds.) BOX SCORE plus game story from Lethbridge Herald

Calgary (4-0) 89, Manitoba (1-3) 64 The Dinos pulled away with a 26-10 third quarter run and held the Bisons to 31% shooting for the game to sweep their two game series in Winnipeg. 6'9" Tyler Fidler had 20 points and 6'6" Robbie Sihota 19 to lead Calgary. 6'0" Jamie McLeod went a perfect 3-3 from downtown and had 14 points, 9 assists against only 2 turnovers in a tidy effort for the Dinos. The Bisons went 10 for 43 from the three point line, continuing their small ball, perimeter-oriented ways - Bisons took more 3's than 2's in the game. BOX SCORE

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