At the CBU Fall Classic, Sydney, NS –
Cooper Continues To Impress in Dinos Win Over Capers –
(Consolation side) – Calgary 68 Cape Breton 63 – Calgary takes charge in the middle frames with a 39-30 advantage, then the Capers get some quick scores at the end to make it closer. Neither team really has the offensive flow tonight, and the shooting is cooler than the coaches might hope. 24 pts/ 9 rebounds for Thomas Cooper, who has sparked the Dinos in each outing of the pre-season. David Kapinga has a steady game at the point, with 13 points, and Calgary limits themselves to 11 turnovers vs 19 for CBU. Meshack Lufile scores 22 / 7 rebounds for the Capers. Dinos play in the Consolation final at 2 pm Atlantic vs Regina. CBU vs Acadia at 12 noon in the 7/8 game Box Score
Regina 107 Acadia 94 – Regina almost wins with a 4th quarter blitz, but Acadia gets it to OT; cue the Cougars offense, which rains on the Axemen 19-6, as Jonathan Tull cashes 33 pts. against his former team. Good team effort by the Cougs, with 19 from Brandon Tull, 18 by Alex Igual, and some good work off the bench by Brian Ofori and Aaron McGowan. Erik Nissen, the Acadia post, matches Tull’s 33 points, and adds 14 rebounds. Box Score
In the Championship Semi-finals – UPEI 96 Nipissing 74 – Box Score
Western 83 St. FX 72 – Box Score
The Final on Saturday is PEI vs Western at 8 pm Atlantic, Nipissing – St. FX for 3rd at 6 pm.
At the Golden Bear Invitational on Friday –
Lethbridge 96 Queen’s 95 OT – Horns hang on to win in OT. Brandon Brine with two free throws with a second left to win. (From the intrepid D. Wells in L.A.)
Alberta 99 UNBC 45
The Lea Marc Printing Tourn. – U. Winnipeg –
Manitoba 92 Brandon 74- Manitoba shoots over 50% FG, led by AJ Basi’s 18, with 4 in double figures; Wyatt Anders has a double of 14 pts/10 boards. DJ Jordan is high for the ‘Cats with 27 pts, while Earl Thompson scores 15 / 11 rebounds. Box Score
Fraser Valley 71 Winnipeg 64 – Nate Brown leads the Cascades with 15 points, Mark Johnson 14 pts/9 boards. After trailing by 20 in the 3rd stanza, the Wesmen come back to 57-55 down; Denzel Lynch-Blair is tops for UW with 14 pts/ 9 rebs. 45% FG for UFV, 34% for the Ws. Box Score
In Ontario – at McMaster 95 Victoria 78 – Vike lose their 2nd straight Leon Alexander, scored 20 pts. for Mac, while Victoria was led by Mac Roth, with a game-high 24 pts. McMaster were 56% on FG% and UVIc was also sharp, with 51%. no box score here.
Dalhousie 82 Algoma 53, Laurier 81 Bishop’s 72, St. Mary’s 85 Laurentian 76. Ryerson 83 UQAM 67, Windsor 76 Lakehead 59, York 93 Waterloo 78, Brock 74 Concordia 68
- The Dinos are without their rookie point man, Torrez McKoy, who stayed home in Calgary after suffering a practice injury. He is expected back in time for League play.
- It has been ‘over the boards‘ with all players this Fall season for many teams … Calgary has 10 playing significant minutes in most games, as does Regina. Some teams (Lethbridge, Saskatchewan) are getting good play from their supporting cast, with injuries keeping starters off the floor. The coaches are looking for cohesion, and to give each roster player a taste of action before the bench is shortened for for League games.
- Not sure why information is so sketchy with pre-season games … we would expect schools/teams to get info, results out. Not great marketing. One guy who definitely gets it done is Dan Kinvig, the SID at Fraser Valley; every team, every time.