Saturday, 16 October 2010

Calgary Dinos report from Wayne Thomas

Also a pair of great articles from Laurier SID on the Hawk Challenge especially the Mac/CBU game which captures the game very well  Hawk Challenge Reports

As reported on Dinos Hoops News   6'0" Keenan Milburn was 5 of 6 from 3 point range, and the leading scorer with 19, as the Calgary Dinos notched their 2nd win in the Huskies Shootout in Saskatoon. In beating the Brandon Bobcats 73-61, the Dinos were out of the gate quickly, building a 21-11 lead after 1 quarter.  Brandon bounced back with 26 points in the 2nd frame, and trailed by just 41-35 at half-time, but Calgary tightened up the defense, allowing Brandon just 12 in the 3rd and 14 in the 4th quarters. Milburn, a 4th year pick-up from SAIT, and who played his high school basketball in Courtenay, B.C. , has added defensive toughness, slick passing, and maturity to the Dinos. As for his shooting, Coach Dan Vanhooren says, “Keenan is one of the best long range shooters we’ve had ... he will surprise a lot of teams who may not have seen him play.” Milburn registered 5 assists against Brandon, in a part of the game so vital to Calgary, who are playing without Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson for several weeks to start the Canada West season.  The Dinos also got 12 points and 5 rebounds from 4th year post man, Dustin Reding, with Tyler Fidler (4th) adding 9 points and 3 boards.  Brandon, who are 0-2 in the tournament, were led by 13 points from Kyrie Coleman. The Dinos play Saskatchewan at 7 pm Calgary time on Saturday in the tournament finale. The Huskies trimmed an under-powered Queen’s Golden Gaels squad 84-34, with Trevor Nerdahl scoring 17 points, with contributions from the whole team in an easy win.

Notes ... In games involving other Canada West teams ... Toronto beat Regina 100-79 on Thursday in Estevan, SK , then the Cougars turned it around with a 90-83 victory over the Blues back in Regina on Friday ... UBC pummelled the Laurentian Voyageurs (Sudbury, ON) 108 - 55 in a game played in Vancouver ... Trinity Western had beaten Laurentian 90-76 in Langley on Thursday ... Victoria dropped a 74-64 decision to the Windsor Lancers in their opening game of Carleton’s tournament in Ottawa . No results available yet on the Lethbridge game at Montana -Western.

In other CIS tournament games ... Thursday - Dalhousie beat a good Lakehead team 84-75 in Halifax ... Friday - Dal battered Bishops 87-39 ... Acadia beat Lakehead 72-70 ... McMaster 69- Cape Breton 60 ... Concordia (Montreal) 76-72 over Laurier ... Carleton beat McGill 81-60 ... Brock beat UPEI 79-77 in Charlottetown ... UNB 82 York 64 ... Laval 84 - Ryerson 78 in the Waterloo tournament ... Memorial (NFLD) surprised the host Waterloo Warriors 75-70.

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