Saturday, 5 March 2011

Trinity captures CW Bronze medal

Trinity Western 82, Alberta 74  Coming back from a double digit deficit and holding the Golden Bears to just one point in the final 3+ minutes, the Spartans strengthened their case for a Final 8 wild card berth with a victory in the Canada West Bronze medal game.  Down 1 at 63-62, 6'6" Jacob Doerksen started a 7-0 run with a pair of free throws that gave Trinity the lead for good and later 6'3" Calvin Westbrook had 5 straight points in the run.  The Bears got it to 1 at 74-73 before Doerksen (21 points/11 rebounds) answered again, this time with a three with 2 1/2 minutes remaining that gave TWU some breathing room, leading by 4 and then Spartans clinched it primarily on the foul line.  Earlier, Alberta twice had 10 point leads, the last time at 46-36 before 6'6" Kyle Coston keyed a 14-2 run with a three pointer and a slam dunk - Coston had 7 points in the run and 14 overall for the Spartans.  6'8" Jordan Baker shook off a tough night on Friday with a tremendous 23 point/12 rebound effort for Alberta while Daniel Ferguson added 14.  Trinity got a wonderful effort from 5'11" fifth-year backup point guard Daniel Horner who had 13 points and dished out 7 assists in 21 minutes in the biggest game of his career to date.  TWU awaits tomorrow night's CIS Final 8 seeding announcement.

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