Saturday, 15 January 2011

Canada West Friday Night

UBC 74, Calgary 63  Despite a poor offensive effort from 6'2" Josh Whyte and a sluggish offense in which according to Coach Kevin Hansen the T-Birds missed "20 layups", UBC survived at home behind the fine shooting off the bench of Nathan Yu, who had 19 points to lead all scorers.  Dinos were hampered by the loss to injury of 6'9" Tyler Fidler and 6'1" Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson who went down on the same play late in the second quarter.  Fidler, who was saddled with 2 early fouls, came back in the second half, finishing with 13 points and 9 boards, but star guard Ogungbemi-Jackson sat out the rest of the game after a hot start offensively.  For UBC, Brent Malish had 13 points and Kamar Burke scored 11. Doug Plumb also came off the bench to chip in 13.  Howard Tsumura's article on last night's UBC/Calgary game.   Box Score
Saskatchewan 89 Manitoba 80  The Huskies used a 28-11 third quarter to erase a one-point halftime deficit and defeat the hometown Bisons.  As has been the case for much of the season, Sask's guard duo of 6'1" Rejean Chabot (28 points) and 5'11" Jamelle Barrett (25 points) led the way combining to go 22 for 46 from the floor, taking more than half of Huskies shots from the field.  On many possessions, the Huskies used Chabot in isolation situations, allowing the veteran guard to use his strength and ability to draw contact to score/get to the line.  Sask went only 1 for 10 from beyond the 3 point line.  Jonar Huertas led Manitoba with 18 points while 6'3" freshman Keith Omoerah continues to mature and produce for the Bisons, scoring 15 points on 7-12 shooting in 29 minutes.  6'7" Sean Maxwell battled foul trouble all evening for the Bisons, who shot just 9 for 27 from the 3.  Box Score

Regina 93 Thompson Rivers 79  6'7" Paul Gareau poured in 35 points and 6'1" Jeff Lukomski added 34 including 9 threes (on a school-record 20 attempts) as the Cougars handled the WolfPack in Regina.  After grabbing a 10 point third quarter lead, the Cougars saw TRU rally to within 4 with just over 3 minutes to play but were able to grab some offensive boards and clinch the game on the foul line.  Gareau was 15-for-22 from the field and pulled down 11 rebounds to register his fourth double-double of the season.  6'5" Chas Kok had 22 points and added 10 rebounds for TRU. Kok went 4-for-8 from the three-point line and had six assists.  7'2" Greg Stewart scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 19 boards. Kevin Pribilsky also had four threes and ended up with 18 points for the WolfPack.  The Cougars improve to 8-5 with the win, moving ahead of Manitoba for fifth place in the Canada West standings after the Bisons lost to Saskatchewan on Friday. Thompson Rivers falls to 2-13 with the loss.  Box Score
Fraser Valley 80 Alberta 69  The Cascades shot a blistering 16 for 33 from the three point land, building an 18 point lead after 3 quarters while holding the Golden Bears to only 30% shooting in a very important home win that puts UFV squarely back in the playoff picture in Canada West.  The Cascades were led by 6[3" Sam Freeman, with a game-high 26 point performance including 6-10 3's while 6'2" Joel Friesen added 23 (4-6 3's).   Alberta got 22 points and 15 rebounds from 6'8" Jordan Baker plus 24 points from Canada West leading scorer Daniel Ferguson, who went 8 for 21 from the field overall.  Box Score

Victoria 74 Winnipeg 57  Vikes tightened up defensively, allowing only 9 fourth-quarter points to pull away for a comfortable win over the Wesmen.  Vic led by only 3 going into the fourth but locked down Winnipeg shooters for the big road win.  Ryan MacKinnon led Victoria with a game high 18 points and was strong on defense with four steals. Pierce Anderson added 15 points. Mike Berg finished with 12. Wendall Thomas led the team in rebounds with 10.  Winnipeg was led by Brayden Duff's 13 points. Nolan Gooding and Benny Iko finished with 12 points a piece. Iko led the team with a game high 13 rebounds to complete the double-double.  Box Score

Lethbridge 80 Brandon 73   For the first time this season, the Lethbridge Pronghorns recorded a victory on their home floor, downing the Bobcats.  6'5" senior guard Randy Davis continued to have the hot hand for the Horns scoring a game high 24 points including 17 for 21 from the foul line. Danhue Lawrence and Quinn Van Gaalen also registered double digits for the Horns with 16 and 14 respectively. O’Brian Wallace came off the bench to lead the Bobcats with 21 points and Kyrie Coleman chipped in with a double-double, scoring 13 points and adding 10 rebounds.  Box Score

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