Sunday, 21 November 2010

Canada West Recap

UBC 96, Fraser Valley 82  The Birds jumped out to leads as high as 20 in the first quarter and cruised to the easy victory, going 12 for 25 from downtown, led by a 4 for 6 effort from reserve 6'4" swingman Melvyn Mayott.  6'2" Josh Whyte again led the way with 20 points for UBC.  After trailing by 19 at the half, Fraser Valley shot over 50% in the second half including 10 for 17 from 3 in the final two quarters.  5'10" Zeon Gray had 26 points to lead all scorers including 5-6 3's, most in the second half.  Gray also had 6 turnovers in the game as the Cascades scored only 9 first quarter points and shot only 38% in the first half.  Box Score

Trinity Western 89, Alberta 78  6'6" Jacob Doerksen had 25 points before fouling out and the Spartans swept the showdown weekend series in Langley.  Just like Friday night, the Bears were solidily in the game through three quarters, getting the lead to one on numerous occasions but never being able to regain the lead after TWU took it for good on a jumper by 6'1" Tristain Smith early in the second quarter gave the Spartans a 23-22 lead.  Alberta had forged their largest lead at 22-18 on the heels of an 11-1 run led by 6'4" Daniel Ferguson, who led all scorers with 27 points including 4-10 3's.  Alberta made their final run to within 1 midway through the third quarter after 6'7" Kyle Coston picked up his 3rd and 4th fouls within 1 minute.  Coston played only 15 minutes before fouling out.  Still, 6'6" Tyrell Mara was solid and his dunk early in teh fourth quarter gave Trinity their largest lead at 73-64 to that point.  TWU extended to leads as large as 11 and closed out the Bears comfortably in the fourth.  6'0" fifth-year guard C.G. Morrison returned to the starting lineup in place of 6'4" Todd Bergen-Henengouwen for Alberta and went 4 for 5 from downtown, part of his 18 point effort while Bears standout wing 6'8" Jordan Baker was held in check offensively with only 9 points and 8 defensive rebounds.  TWU got a lift off the bench from backup pg Daniel Horner, who hit 3 3's, part of his 11 point effort while sharing time at the point with Smith, who had a tidy line of 9 points, 6 assists as against only 1 turnover in 23 minutes.  Box Score

Saskatchewan 115, Winnipeg 63  The Huskies shot 64% for the game and had 64 points at halftime and 96 after three quarters in spanking the Wesmen.  Rejean Chabot had 21 of his game-high 36 in the first half while Jamelle Barrett had 18, Nolan Brudehl with 16, Michael Lieffers with 13 and Chris Unsworth at 11. Lieffers had a game-high 10 rebounds.  Box Score

Calgary 92, Brandon 77   The Dinos pulled away in the fourth quarter behind another dominant effort from 6'9" Tyler Fidler, who finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds while transfer Keenan Milburn added a CIS career-high 23 points.  O'Brien Wallace again led the way for Brandon with 29 points in 26 minutes.  The teams split their weekend series.  Box Score

Victoria 85, Regina 55  The Vikes pulled away from a first quarter 12-12 with a dominant second quarter and then ran away in the second half as Ryan MacKinnon had 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting for Victoria with post Mike Berg knotching a season high with 18 points and Pierce Anderson came off the bench to score 12.  Box Score

Lethbridge 85, Thompson Rivers 81 Both teams shortened their bench dramatically and the Horns got a tremendous performance from 6'5" Randy Davis with 28 points including 4-9 3's while 7'2" Greg Stewart had by far his most dominant effort with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks.  The WolfPack's hot outside shooting, such a big part of their only win of the season last weekend in Manitoba, was less effective as they went only 8 for 27 from downtown.  Box Score

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