Sunday, 7 November 2010

Canada West Roundup: Bisons, Golden Bears, Dinos rebound

From Wayne Thomas and Dinos Hoops News..  It’s official, the Calgary Dinos will petition the Canada West Commissioner to reschedule all Friday night games for the rest of the season. The Dinos will ask that they be able to play double headers on Saturdays, before and after supper! 

For the 3rd week in a row, Calgary has reversed the decision from the Friday contest of a weekend series, as they beat the Winnipeg Wesmen (1-2) 76-72 at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg Saturday in front of a strong crowd of 1,452. The victory gets the Dinos back to even at 3-3, heading into a bye next weekend, and holding their own in the Canada West standings.

After allowing a 15-2 opening burst by Winnipeg, Calgary steadily took over the game, with 2 major factors helping the Dinos cause ... a 44-40 edge in rebounding, but, even more, an incredible 32/ 37 free throws which provided much of the Calgary offense, causing 4 Wesmen starters to foul out. The Dinos made it a team effort on the score sheet, with 17 by Andrew McGuinness leading the way, as the 2nd year guard hit 4/6 from 3 pt. range. Tyler Fidler scored 15, and again dominated the boards with 14, while Keenan Milburn was a perfect 8/8 from the line in adding 10 pts. Phil Labongo, the rookie wing, who was returning to his home-town for this series, was more solid tonight, registering 8 points and 8 boards.
Winnipeg got 27 points from 5th year point guard, Nick Lother, and 17 from Nolan Gooding. Neither team shot the ball well from the floor, with Calgary and Winnipeg both at 37%. Winnipeg was 8/23 from 3 pt. range, while the Dinos were 6/13. Calgary scored 44 points in the 2nd half after a relatively slow start. 

The Dinos’ next Canada West action will be on November 19/20 when the Brandon Bobcats will visit for a pair of games.  Box Score

Saturday, Nov. 6th in Canada West ...

Manitoba 79 at Victoria 78 in Overtime ... A gut check for Manitoba, who come back with a fine road effort and an overtime win, led by 19 from Sean Maxwell and 17 by Eric Garcia. The Bisons (4-1) were 12/28 from 3 pt. range while Victoria managed just 4/18 ... Vikes (3-3) got 16 from Zac Andrus.  6'4" freshman Keith Omoerah had his first significant CW league action with 7 points and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes.  Box Score

at Regina 67 Lethbridge 60... a very different game from Friday, with Regina winning the ugly shooting battle 32% to 31% over the 1-5 Pronghorns. The 4-0 Cougars won it with 21 points and 9 boards from Paul Gareau. Lethbridge got 19 pts. and 11 rebounds from Danhue Lawrence.  Box Score  (see also more detailed game summary in a previous post)

at Alberta 88 UBC 86 ...6'5" forward Todd Bergen-Henengouwen tipped in a miss at the buzzer to give the Golden Bears a dramatic come-from-behind win at home over #2 UBC.  The follow, after a miss by 6'8" Jordan Baker, culminated a tremendous second half for Bergen-Henengouwen, a sophomore from Alberta, who had 18 of his game-high 29 points in the final 15 minutes.  Earlier 6'2" Kenny Otieno had tied the game with 6.9 seconds remaining with a lay-up and on the ensuing possession UBC could not in-bound the ball and was charged with a 5 second violation.  The Bears got a shot for Baker which came off but Bergen-Henegouwen became the hero with his clutch tip-in.  UBC (4-2) led 56-46 early in the 2nd half, but could not hold off a determined Alberta (3-1) squad.  Baker had 17 points and 11 rebounds while 6'4" Daniel Ferguson had 24, 18 in the first half when Alberta grabbed an early lead.  UBC went only 5-17 from beyond the arc and got only 9 points from defending Moser Award winner Josh Whyte.  6'5" Graham Bath led the T-Birds with 13 points.   Box Score

Trinity Western 117 at Thompson Rivers 67 ... the blood on the floor in Kamloops was all orange as the Spartans (4-2) took no prisoners. Jacob Doerksen scored 26 points and grabbed 8 boards for the Spartans, while TRU (0-6) had 14 from Kevin Pribilsky, and 3 more in double figures.  It was 58-37 at halftime and then the Spartans outscored the Pack 32-12 in the fourth for the 50 point win.  Box Score

at Saskatchewan 100 Fraser Valley 89 ... The Huskies front line went to work against the undermanned/injured Cascades forwards as 6'6" Michael Lieffers had 25 points and 17 rebounds, part of a 46-23 domination on the glass by Saskatchewan.  The Cascades smaller lineup kept them in the game, leading by one at halftime but a 12-38 effort from downtown was not enough to offset 19 Huskie offensive rebounds .  Jamelle Barrett had 21 points, 12 assists and 7 turnovers for Saskatchewan while Fraser Valley went to the line only 8 times all night.  A game attempt by the Cascades, but they cannot match the Huskies scoring pace, as the home team beat UFV 52-40 in the 2nd half.  Fraser Valley (0-3) had 26, including 6/9 from 3 pt. range, from Ryan Fahandeg, a transfer from UBC-Okanagan.  Box Score

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

UBC's loss to Alberta and another pair of lopsided wins by Carleton should put the Ravens as this weeks undisputed #1.
Look for X to jump into the 2 spot.