Saturday, 19 February 2011

AUS Tonight: Top 3 win on the road

Dalhousie 81, Acadia 73  The Tigers pulled away late after Acadia came back from an early double digit deficit to push the Axemen closer to the brink of missing the playoffs.  Fifth-year seniors 6'1" Simon Farine (26 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) and 6'9" Joe Schow (18 points, 10 rebounds) again led the Tigers, offsetting tremendous second-half efforts from 6'3" Anthony Sears (36 points - at least 20 or more in the second half) and 6'6" Justin Boutilier (4-6 3's in the second half).

After Dal controlled the tempo and took a 14 point lead after a 12-0 run made primarily at the end of the first quarter, the teams traded baskets until, with about 6 minutes left in the half, Axemen switched to an active 2/3 zone and trapped out of it, creating the opportunities for a 12-3 run that got the game back to within 1 at 34-33 late on a nice take by 6'3" Anthony Sears, who knocked in a couple of 3's in the first half.  6'8" Owen Klassen also got going during the run with a two-feet, two-hand slam inside off a nice high/low feed followed by a conventional "and 1".  The Axemen zone gave Dal trouble and traps created the occasional turnover leading to open 3's.  6'1" reserve guard Jeremy McEvoy finished the half with a 3 which allowed the Tigers to lead by 4 at the half.

Cape Breton 88, UNB 66  The Capers held V-Reds to just 6 first quarter points, establishing a double digit lead that was never really threatened as 6'4" Phil Nkrumah had 22 points.

St. FX 107, Memorial 87  6'5" freshman Terry Thomas had a career-high 26 points and added 9 rebounds as the X-Men built a 25 point lead after three quarters to cruise to the easy win that further threatened the Sea-hawks playoff chances.

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