No Contest for Dinos in Saskatoon
> Graham Shootout – U. Saskatchewan
Calgary Dinos 110 Red Deer Coll. Kings 62 – the Dinos ran amok, behind the 9 steals from David Kapinga, who added 15 points and 4 assists. Thomas Cooper led UC scorers with 24 pts/ 8 rebounds/ 3 assists, while Jhony Verrone was a perfect 3/3 from the floor and 4/4 FTs for his 11 points in 14 minutes. Mambi Diawara matched Kapinga’s 15 points, as the Montreal product grabbed 5 rebounds as well. Red Deer got 13 pts apiece from Shayne Stumpf and Ian Tevis. 64 Calgary points in the opening 20 minutes put the game out of reach. The Calgary defense gave up just 22 points in the 2nd half.
at Saskatchewan Huskies 83 Algoma T-Birds 52 – The Huskies dominate with 51 in the final 20 minutes, shooting 14/29 from 3 pt range for the game. 4 ‘Dogs in double figures, with Alex Unruh 6/6 FG and 4/4 from 3 for 16 points/5 boards/4 assists. Shane Osayande also counts 16 and adds 8 boards and 4 blocks. It’s 46-30 for U of S off the glass. Algoma gets 10 points each from Jermaine Lyle and Nathan Riley. Box Score
Calgary and Saskatchewan meet on Saturday to decide the tournament championship.
> Lea Marc Printing Tournament – at U. Winnipeg
Winnipeg 91 Dakota College – Bottineau 77 – The unbeaten (5-0) Wesmen have 5 in double figures, led by big man, Ryan Oirbans with 19 points and 8 rebounds, while William Sesay hits 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Rookie Nacisse Ambanza chalks up 10 points, 4 board, and 6 helpers. The Ws control the boards by a wide 59-39 margin. Box Score
Brandon 73 Manitoba 63 – The Bobcats get another win and Manitoba continues to struggle. Icy 33% shooting from the floor kills the Herd in this one. BU gets a gem from Earl Thompson Jr., with 26 points, 9 boards, and 4 assists. The ‘Cats hit 7 treys to just 2 for Manitoba. The Bisons have 20 points from Amarjit Basi. Box Score
Winnipeg hosts Manitoba on Saturday in the downtown showdown, part 1.
> Golden Bears Invitational – at U of A
at Alberta Golden Bears 84 Nipissing Lakers 67 – The Bears out-shoot the Lakers 50% to 36% from the floor, and this decides the hard-fought game. Mamadou Gueye has another stellar game, with 19 points / 11 rebounds, and newcomer Austin Waddoups has 14 plus 8 big assists. Marcus Lewis scores 16 and grabs 9 rebounds for Nipissing. Box Score
UBC Thunderbirds 94 Western Ontario Mustangs 70
> Also out West – at Lethbridge Pronghorns 71 Bishops Gaiters 69 – The ‘Horns new British import, Elliott Sentance, looks like a ‘keeper’, as he continues to pace their offense, with 23 points/ 6 rebounds/ 4 steals. Lethbridge out-shoots the Gaiters just enough from both the floor (41%-39%) and from the stripe (15/20 to 11/21) to make up for a 42-33 rebound deficit. Mike Pierzchala chips in 18 for the home side, who get a solid win against a good Bishops squad. The Purple have David Belanger with a nice double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Box Score
> At the McGill Redbird Tournament-
McGill Redmen 79 UBC-Okanagan Heat 59 – The Redmen take care of business on home court, as the defense holds the Heat to 34% FG shooting . Jenning Leung hits 5/9 from 3 point range for the Redmen, and leads all scorers with 24. McGill hits 15 from outside as a team. Okanagan gets 13 from Aldrich Berrios off the bench, and David Manshrek contributes 12 pts/ 5 rebs. Box Score
McMaster Marauders 87 Laurentian Voyageurs 68
> RBC Brock Classic –
Regina Cougars 83 Guelph Gryphons 74 – The Cougars get 17 points from Johneil Johnson, as they make a big run in the 2nd half in their opening game at the Brock Tournament in St. Catharines. Alex Igual scored 11, and had 7 big assists. Regina hit 10 treys to just 3 for the Gryphs, which really was the decisive factor in a nice road win for U of R. .
Brock Badgers 78 Ryerson Rams 68
Windsor Lancers 79 UQAM Citadins 76
Dalhousie Tigers 84 York Lions 59
Also in the East –
Cape Breton ‘Capers Classic’ – Acadia 90 St. Mary’s 88 , St. FX 104 Cape Breton 88 , UPEI 101 Holland Coll. 85
and Queens 84 U. New Brunswick 83 OT
- Errata … the Bears and UBC T-Birds are not meeting at the GB Invitational. We are also reminded that St. Catharines has an ‘a’ and not an ‘e’ in the middle. Thanks to ‘old Badger grad’, Allen Wright, for his keen eye! York Lions (no Yeomen) …. Actually it’s the meeting of the Lions and Tigers tonight!
- McGill Redmen play in the Quebec League … strong team, great school tradition. Why do we have a ‘Redbird Classic’ Basketball Tournament? Who are the Redbirds? Confused Western writer needing more information!