McGill, Concordia, Dalhousie, Dinos, Bears post impressive wins
Calgary Cup … Calgary 91 Acadia 70 – After a back and forth 1st half, Calgary led by 3 , but, after the break , the Dinos dominated 50-32, with just 8 Axemen points in the runaway 4th stanza. Mambi Diawara ran amok over the Acadia defense with 39 points including 7/11 3 point shots, and 11 boards. Erik Nissen had 13 pts/ 7 rebs for Acadia. McGill 97 McMaster 78 – McGill found their shooting touch in this one, as Jenning Leung led a whole-team effort, with 19 points. McMaster had no answer to the balanced effort by McGill, as the Redmen pulled away in the 3rd quarter, with no effective response by the Marauders.
NAIT at UNBC – no score yet
at U of M … Manitoba 84 Algoma 81 – Bisons get 24 , including the game-winner from Joey Nitychoruk, and James Wagner has a double of 12 points/ 11 boards. Laurentian 87 Winnipeg 81 – again, the visitor comes out on top, as the Voyageurs come out hot, shooting 48% from 3 and 50% overall. JD West is a scintillating 8/10 from downtown as he posts 26 points, helped along by Kadre Gray’s 24 pts/7 rebs, 5 assts. The Wesmen get 22 from Nathaniel Johnson , but cash just 5/6 from the line to 15/19 by Laurentian. (Winnipeg matches the VGs 48% from 3).
at UBC Invitational … UBC 99 Bishops 92 – The Birds shoot 58% from the floor, but cannot shake the Gaiters, who cashed 21 free throws vs 12 for the home side. Conor Morgan scored 21 for UBC, as both they and Bishops subbed freely, with shared scoring both ways. For BU, it was Abdul Kamane with 21 and Alex Boisse adding 18 points … Alberta 103 Waterloo 74 – 59 by the Bears in the opening 20 minutes spell lights out! Austin Waddoups has 22 pts/ 8 rebs/ 8 assts, while Mamadou Gueye hits 5/6 from 3 for 22 pts as Alberta is 54% from the floor. Nedim Hodzic leads the Warriors with 19 points.
Concordia hosts in Montreal … Stingers 92 Regina 76 – the home side prevails … Dalhousie 84 York 70
Cape Breton’s Fall Classic – St. FX 95 Cape Breton 89 – X wins a close one, and the Capers show a competitiveness they were missing last season. Kevin Bercy tallied 26 pts/ 11 rebounds for St FX, while Martin Campbell had a game-high 29 pts/ 7 boards for the Capers. SAIT 101(Calgary) UPEI 89 – The Trojans of the Alberta Colleges League upset the Panthers. Levi Taylor with 24 pts and Gemie Muya scoring 20 for SAIT. Milorad Sedlarevic hits 18 for PEI.