Alberta leaves no doubt in the ‘Battle of Edmonton’
#9 Alberta 100 MacEwan 78 – The Bears (10-0) run the table in semester 1, and for the 2nd straight game they dominate the Griffins in their Edmonton Derby. Mamadou Gueye with 24 pts and Brody Clarke 22, led the scoring, and they had 7 and 8 rebounds respectively. Austin Waddoups was outstanding for the GBs again, with 14 pts/ 3/4 from 3/ 9 rebs/5 assists. U of A are 50% from the floor to 40% for Mac. Thadius Galvez posted 23 pts/ 5 rebs/ 3 steals for the Griffs, who fall to 3-7. Box Score
Manitoba 79 at Winnipeg 78 – Right down to the wire at UW Saturday, as the Bisons come back for the sweep after being 19 down at the half and 7 after 3/4s. After Winnipeg’s Sean Tarver hits a trey to tie it at 78, the Herd’s Joey Nitychoruk gets fouled at the buzzer, and he hits the winning free throw. Manitoba (4-6) claims the ‘City Title’ as they shoot 52% on the night, and a 35-24 rebound edge gives them the extra chances. Keith Omoerah has 21 pts/ 11 rebs for UM, while AJ Basi adds 19 points. 5 Wesmen in double figures , led by 14 from Sean Tarver, but they fall to 6-4. Box Score
UFV 76 at Brandon 65 – A good bounce -back for the Cascades (3-5), who get a big road win behind a solid 21 point/ 8 rebs/ 5 asst/ 3 steal game from 5th year guard, Manny Dulay. Off the UFV bench, Andrew Morris kicks in with 16 pts. Brandon (3-7) give up 20 turnovers, and hit only 39% from the floor, after such a good shooting game on Friday. Girece Kazumba is tops for the ‘Cats with 16 pts, and Earl Thompson Jr gets the 14 pt/ 13 reb double-double. Box Score
at #3 Calgary 109 Mt. Royal 92 – … and a track meet broke out. Free-wheeling in both directions. Calgary ‘slows the pace’ in the 2nd half, scoring just 52 points,5 less than in the opening 20. MRU hit 10 treys, but UC were good on 11/23 (48%) from outside, and 53% on all field goal attempts. The Cougs scored 50 in the final 20 minutes and lost ground. Not the ‘lock-down defensive style’ featured in this one. UC (7-1) takes the Crowchild Classic, led by 32 points/ 10 rebounds from Thomas Cooper, and David Kapinga’s stellar effort with 15 pts/ 5 rebs/ 9 asst/ 3 steals. Mt. Royal (4-4) got 17 apiece from guards Derek Wolf and Ryan Cunningham. Box Score
at Regina 83 Saskatchewan 74 – Which Regina team tonight ? Well, it was the more efficient offensive, the more hard-working defensive squad. The Cougars (5-3) enjoy a 180 degree turnaround, and get a split with their Saskatchewan rivals. Alex Igual pours in 25 pts and claims 7 rebounds to lead, and Brian Ofori tallies 19 pts/ 10 rebounds for his double. The Huskies (5-3) are the cold shooting team Saturday, as they go 35% FG, but stay in touch with good rebounding and 21/29 free throws. Shane Osayande is their high scorer with 21 pts/ 9 boards. Box Score
Lethbridge 100 at Trinity Western 84 – (This Box Score is delayed … The Pronghorns (6-4) are winners, in any case. UL get the sweep behind 34 points from Elliott Sentance, who posts a career high 34 points. Mike Pierzchala adds 23 pts. Pogos Trunyan notches 29 points for the Spartans (2-8) in the loss.
Thompson Rivers 92 at UNBC 80 – A most valuable road sweep for the Wolf Pack, who go to 5-5 on the season. TRU ring up 59 points in the 2nd half to erase a 7 point deficit. The trio of Volodymyr Iegorov (23 pts/ 12 rebs/ 7 asst), Luke Morris (22 pts/ 11 boards), and Derek Rhodes (23 pts/ 6 rebs) drive the Orange attack . UNBC (4-6) cannot keep the pace in the end, but they get a good effort from Anthony Hokanson off the bench with 19 points. Box Score
at UBC 96 UBC-Okanagan 49 – Another smothering win by the T’Birds (8-0) over Okanagan (1-9), as the home side hits 56% from the floor. Conor Morgan again leads, with 21 pts, and Taylor Browne tallies 17 pts in as many minutes off the bench. The Heat hit just 26% for the game, with their high scorer, Aldrich Berrios scoring 18 pts. Box Score
More U-Sports Games Saturday –
OUA – #1 Carleton 81 MacEwan 67, #4 Ottawa 90 Brock 63, #7 Ryerson 84 Windsor 64, Queen’s 85 Algoma 77, Nipissing 66 Laurier 65, Guelph 87 York 65, Laurentian 70 Waterloo 61
- The results of games played between the former Pioneer Division schools and the former Explorer Division teams as of tonight – 27-9 Pioneer.