Saturday, 26 February 2011

Acadia one win away

Acadia 86, Memorial 65  The Axemen pulled away in the second half behind 27 points from Alex McLaughlin and another strong effort from 6'8" Owen Klassen, who had 25 points and 13 rebounds.  With a win tomorrow over the Sea-hawks, Acadia advances to one of two AUS tournament quarter-final games next weekend at the Halifax Metro Center against UNB Varsity Reds.  That scenario would set up a rivalry game in the other quarter-final between St. FX X-Men and sixth place Saint Mary's Huskies, losers at Dal tonight.

Dalhousie 78, Saint Mary's 72  6'1" Simon Farine led six Tigers in double figures with 16 points as the Tigers grabbed 26 offensive rebounds and held the Huskies to only 5-21 from downtown.  6'1" Joey Haywood added to his AUS single season point scoring record with 24.  An Acadia win tomorrow sets up a Saint Mary's vs. X first round tournament game next weekend.

In Quebec, 6'2" Kyle Desmarais scored the final six points of the game, lifting the Stingers to a come-from-behind 89-85 win over Bishop's and the QUBL regular season pennant.  The game was played prior to the Laval at UQAM game which in the end meant nothing as the Stingers had clinched first.  Laval won 84-74, setting up UQAM at Concordia and Laval at McGill semi-finals on Wednesday with the QUBL championship game to be played next Saturday.

Next Sunday is the CIS Final 8 seeding and wild card announcement.

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