Saturday, 20 November 2010

Canada West: Spartans pull away in 4th for victory over Alberta

Trinity Western 96, Alberta 83  6'7" Kyle Coston had 28 points and 8 rebounds while 6'6" Jacob Doerksen added 23 points and 6 rebounds as the Spartans used an 18-2 fourth quarter run to pull away and defeat the visiting Golden Bears.  The Bears made their final run early in the fourth after 6'4" Daniel Ferguson (16 points on 4-13 shooting) knocked in back-to-back 3's to bring Alberta back to within 5 at 75-70 with 8 minutes remaining, but Coston, Doerksen and 6'3" Calvin Westbrook (19 points) took over and within 5 minutes, TWU had their largest lead of the night at 93-72. 

Trinity shot 60% from the floor for the game as a team including 10-21 from downtown and took advantage of a Bears group that seemed to settle for jump shots in the critical early fourth-quarter stretch that decided the game.  Earlier, a three by 6'8" Jordan Baker (25 points, 9 rebounds) had tied the score at 50 with 6 minutes remaining in the third quarter but TWU took off on an 11-3 run to end the quarter as 6'6" Tonner Jackson had 6 of his 14 points in the run including a buzzer beating and 1 to give TWU a 9 point lead after three.

The Bears were in the game throughout the first half, taking their largest lead at 27-24 after a 15-5 run during which Baker had 8 points including a 3.  The Bears took their last lead on a Kenny Otieno steal and dunk with 2 minutes remaining and the teams went to halftime knoted at 40.  The teams meet again this evening.  Box Score

Saskatchewan 99, Winnipeg 48  The Huskies finished the first quarter on an 11-0 run then scored 17 of the first 20 points of the second - a 28-3 run in all - to hammer the Wesmen in Saskatoon.  The Huskies led by over 50 at one point and got 27 points from 6'1" fifth-year guard Rejean Chabot and another 21 from Jamelle Barrett.  6'6" Nolan Brudehl added a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double.  Box Score

UBC 84 Fraser Valley 68  The T-Birds outscored the Cascades 21-0 in transition and used their depth to gain a 30-9 advantage in bench scoring in pulling away to win in Vancouver.  6'2" Josh Whyte had 21 points and UBC was able to hold off UFV despite 12 3's from the Cascades who were led by Joel Freisen's 21 points.  Box Score

Victoria 97, Regina 69  The Vikes went 15 for 28 from the three point line and hammered the Cougars in front of 1,100 fans in Victoria.  6'5" Marco Dolcetti had 18 to lead the Vikes including 4-6 3's while Jeff Spoor came off the bench to go 4-5 from downtown, adding 15 points.  Vic led by 17 at halftime.  Box Score

Brandon 77, Calgary 70  O'Brien Wallace and Kyle Vince each hit big 3's in the final minute and a half of the game as the Bobcats pulled away in the waning moments for a key road win in Calgary.  Brandon won despite a terrible 12 for 26 effort at the foul line, getting double figure scoring from 5 players.  6'9" Tyler Fidler led the way for Calgary with 10 points and 15 rebounds but the Dinos hurt themselves with 28 turnovers on the night.    Box Score

Lethbridge 68, Thompson Rivers 65  Derek Waldner's layup with about 1 minute remaining gave the Horns the lead for good as the injury-riddled Lethbridge team came away with a gut-check road win in Kamloops.  After Connor Agnew drained a three pointer to put the WolfPack up 65-63, Lethbridge’s Wes Chapman scored to tie the game, setting up Waldner's dramatic game winner.  Waldner led the Horns with 18 points and 16 rebounds while Randy Davis added 15 points, with Danhue Lawrence chipping in with 10 points.  TRU was led by third-year guard Kevin Pribilsky who had 17 points in 36 minutes while fourth year forward Chas Kok with 15 points and 10 boards.  Box Score

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