Saturday, January 14, 2012

AUS Tonight: Big 2nd Half spurs Tigers

Dalhousie 72, Saint Mary's 70  6'6" Robert Nortmann generally had his way inside, finishing with 17 points and 15 rebounds including several on the offensive glass following his own misses as the Tigers pushed back up into the first-round playoff bye hunt with a come-from-behind win at the DalPlex in a battle of Halifax rivals.  Tigers held Saint Mary's to just 32 second-half points as 6'5" Torrey Fassett had 18 points and 10 rebounds but only 3 points after halftime.  6'0" Jerome Smith singlehandidly kept SMU in the game in the second half finishing with 22 points.  Fellow 6'6" forward William Yengue aided Nortmann with 14 points/9 rebounds while 6'3" Alex Arthur added 14 including 3's in the first half.  Saint Mary's star shooting 6'0" Miguel Pink had a good look at a potential game-winning 3 but the shot came off and Dal's comeback held.

Acadia 95, UNB 60  Axemen blew open a tight game at halftime outscoring the hometown Reds 60-27 in the second half for the decisive win.  After the Reds tied the game at 35 early in the third,  6'10" Owen Klassen, who played only 17 minutes due to foul trouble, hammered home a dunk, starting a 24-4 run that blew open the game.  7 different Axemen scored during the run. Later Acadia turned the game into a route with a 17-1 run  to lead by as many as 36.  Klassen and 6'3" Jonathan Tull each had 17 to lead the way.

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