Saturday, 28 November 2009

Saskatchewan dominates Bears; other CW games recaped

Saskatchewan 98, Alberta 59 In Edmonton, the Huskies started the game on an 11-0 run and never looked back, holding the Bears without a field goal until only 40 seconds remained in the first quarter to lead by 22 after one and went on to crush Alberta, handing the Bears their fifth loss in a row. The 39-point win is the largest margin of victory all-time for Saskatchewan (10-5, 4-3 CW) over Alberta (6-10, 4-5 CW) for a game in Edmonton. 6'9" fifth-year post Clint Unsworth had a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds, scoring 14 points on 6-6 shooting in 1st quarter alone. Saskatchewan dominated the glass, outrebounding the Bears 50-33 including an incredible 25 on the offensive glass. The Huskies forced 21 Bear turnovers and took care of the ball themselves with only 10. Saskatchewan's strong, veteran guard tandem of 5'10" Showron Glover (22 pts, 4 asts, 2 stls.) and 5'11" Mike Linklater (18 pts, 3 stls) were also instrumental in the easy win. Alberta was led by Sahr Saffa and Khas Tokar who each finished with 12 points. Duncan Jones came off the Huskies bench to chip in with 11 points including 2 big dunks. The Huskies led by 27 at halftime and by 33 after three quarters. The teams meet again tonight in Edmonton. BOX SCORE

Manitoba 84, Victoria 83 (OT) ... In Winnipeg, Nathan Dixon's three-pointer at the end of regulation capped off a wild Manitoba comeback that brought the Bisons back from a seven point deficit with 1:07 remaining and then Dixon and Sean Maxwell took over in OT as the Bisons stole a win at home. Manitoba's regulation time comeback was aided by three Vike turnovers in the final minute. In the overtime, Dixon hit another crucial three-pointer and Sean Maxwell added two more baskets to finish with a game high 28 points. Maxwell and Dixon each hit four three-pointers and Manitoba made 12 overall. Jeff Cullen had four made three-pointers for the Vikes, and the fourth year guard matched his career high with 24 points. Cullen shot 9-17 and the Vikes shot 45.1 percent overall. Zac Andrus added 15 points and Wendell Thomas netted 10. Ryan MacKinnon had nine points and nine rebounds.... With thanks from Mike Tucker at UVic Sports Info. BOX SCORE

#2 UBC 89, Winnipeg 54 ... Josh Whyte had 16 points and 5 assists, and Blaine Labranche added 14 to lead the T-Birds to an easy romp on the road over the winless Wesmen. UBC led 45-28 at halftime and then outscored Winnipeg by 20 in the third quarter to lead by 37 after 3. Peter Lomuro had 19 for the Wesmen (0-8) in a game played in front of 907 fans. BOX SCORE

Brandon 93, Thompson Rivers 87

Fraser Valley 89, Regina 73 In Regina, the Cougars, coming off a pair of encouraging wins at Alberta last weekend, fell behind by 21 by halftime in losing to the Cascades. Fraser Valley went 9 for 18 from beyond the arc in the first half and were led by Zeon Gray with 23 points including 5/7 from 3. Four other Cascades hit double figures. Regina shot only 27% including 1 for 8 from 3 in the first half. BOX SCORE

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