Saturday, 5 March 2011

AUS Final Four matchups set as Acadia & X win decisively

Acadia 81, UNB 61  The Axemen held the V-Reds to only 22 points during the decisive second and third quarters, building leads as large as 24 early in the fourth to move to the AUS semi-final tonight against Cape Breton.  At stake is an automatic berth in the CIS Final 8.  6'8" Owen Klassen was dominant with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks while 6'3" Anthony Sears also kicked in with 22 points.  Acadia held UNB's AUS Rookie-of-the-Year Will McFee to 4 points on 2-10 shooting.  Box Score

St. FX 111, Saint Mary's 93  In front of 4,051 in the night cap at the Halifax Metro Center, 5'10" Christian T-Bear Upshaw exploded for 43 points on 17-27 shooting as the X-Men shot 61.5% in the second half and grabbed 22 "o" boards to dominate the Huskies.  X forced 21 Saint Mary's turnovers.  SMU got 32 from Joey Haywood.  The X-Men welcomed back all of their injured players with the exception of 6'9" Alberto Rodriquez and, after the Huskies took leads as large as 9 late in the first quarter, X's depth and pressure won the night, especially in the fourth quarter when X led by as many as 24.  Box Score

Monty Mosher's article in Halifax Chronicle-Journal  Upshaw steals show

Bill McLean's Dalhousie team preview plus St. FX team preview

Both of tonight's semi-final games:
6 PM AT/5 PM ET  Acadia vs. Cape Breton
8 PM AT/7 PM ET  Dalhousie vs. St. FX

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