Saturday, 6 November 2010

Canada West Round Up: Bisons bubble bursts, Regina remains unbeaten

Thanks to Wayne Thomas and Dinos Hoops News, we are able to present a nice recap of last night's CW action including Victoria pulling away in the second half to defeat previously unbeaten Manitoba, the Cougars remaining undefeated at 3-0 with a win over Lethbridge and Trinity Western hammering winless Thompson Rivers.  Other games are covered in previous posts below.  Of course, Wayne does his detailed analysis of Calgary's loss in Winnipeg.

Canada West Friday Night Round Up

Box Scores:

Regina 94, Lethbridge 85  In a game that "featured" 61 fouls and 77 free throw attempts, 6'7" Paul Gareau had 22 points and 10 rebounds while sweet shooting Sterling Nostedt, starting in place of injured fifth-year guard Jeff Lukomski, added 18 including 4 3's as Cougars remained undefeated.  Derek Waldner had 21 and 12 for Horns while newcomer Julian Spear-Chief Morris came off the bench to knock down 3 3's as part of his 14 points. 

Victoria 92, Manitoba 64  The Vikes pulled away with a 24-11 fourth quarter finish to offset an early Bisons lead as 6'4" Ryan MacKinnon had a career-high 25 points as the Vikes shot a blistering 61% for the game from the field including 9-18 from downtown.  Josh Odgen and Eric Garcia had 16 points apiece for the Bisons but Manitoba's starting big men of 6'7" Kevin Oliver and 6'6" Richard Reimer combined for only 8 points and 1 rebound after several prior solid performances.  Manitoba shot only 32% after halftime with only 6 three-point attempts, very low for a team usually shooting about 30 3's per game.

UBC 81, Alberta 76  See prior post however biggest story here is Alberta's dominance for three quarters before the veteran T-Birds took over behind Moser Award winner Josh Whyte.  UBC shot 54% for the game.

Trinity Western 97, Thompson Rivers 57   The Spartans led 58-25 at the half and were never threatened by the hapless WolfPack which falls to 0-5 on the season.  6'3" Calvin Westbrook had 27 points in just 22 minutes while TRU suffered from foul trouble for their star all-CW center 7'2" Greg Stewart who played only 8 minutes before fouling out with no points and 1 rebound. 

Winnipeg/Calgary story and box score link available in prior post.

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