Saturday, 19 February 2011

Canada West: UBC clinches first place, chance to host CW Final Four

UBC 103, Victoria 75  Nathan Yu and Josh Whyte led a game-deciding 29-8 run midway through the third quarter, erasing a five point Victoria lead and the Thunderbirds took the first step toward hosting the Canada West Final Four by pulling away for a comfortable win in Victoria.  Box Score

In other action in Canada West, Saskatchewan broke a halftime time and pulled away to route Calgary, putting the Dinos playoff hopes at risk.  Regina Cougars defeated Manitoba and Lethbridge came away with an overtime win at home over Winnipeg.  Fraser Valley also defeated Brandon at home.  Calgary needs a win tonight at home over the Huskies to have any chance of keeping their eight-year string of playoff appearances in tact.  A Calgary win coupled with another Manitoba loss and win by UFV over Brandon would mean Bisons and Dinos are tied, bringing in a tiebreaking scenario which Calgary owns after a pair of wins at Manitoba earlier this month.  A couple of noteable performances last night in Lethbridge as fifth-year guard Nick Lother went off for 45 points in Winnipeg's loss to the hometown Horns.  Lother set a CW record for free-throw attempts in the game with 28 (22-28 from the line alone).  6'2" Danhue Lawrence had 32 points in the win for Lethbridge.

Canada West Standings
UBC x 21-2 .913 W17
TWU x 21-3 .875 W4
Saskatchewan x 19-4 .826 W6
Alberta x 16-8 .667 W2
Victoria x 15-8 .652 L1
Regina x 13-10 .565 W1
Manitoba 9-14 .391 L5
UFV 9-14 .391 W2
Calgary 8-15 .348 L3
Lethbridge 7-16 .304 W1
Winnipeg 5-18 .217 L1
Brandon 4-19 .174 L13
TRU 4-20 .167 L5

Here is the complete Canada West story from Wayne Thomas

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Huskies went off for 67 points in the second half. That will usually be enough to earn a win.

Rejean Chabot went down with a leg injury at the start of the 4th quarter. He was down on the floor and didn't return to the game. It'll be interesting to see if that was precautionary, or if the injury is serious.