CIS men's basketball Friday roundup: JOJ's return sparks Dinos to upset of No. 4 Huskies
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Calgary 83 #4 Saskatchewan 79
by Ben Matchett, U of Calgary Sports Information
CALGARY – Making his first appearance on the floor since Nov. 12, point guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson arrived just in time for the Calgary Dinos, recording a double-double as Calgary upended #4 Saskatchewan 83-79 on Friday night in the Jack Simpson Gym.
Ogungbemi-Jackson, the second-year Winnipegger, played with a well-bandaged left thumb, but still managed to lead all players with 21 points on the night, adding a team-high 11 rebounds, five steals, and three assists as Calgary improved to 4-7 on the season while handing the Huskies their fourth loss of the campaign. Saskatchewan heads into Saturday’s rematch at 6-4.
Tyler Fidler picked up 19 points and seven rebounds in a solid outing for Calgary, while Boris Bakovic scored 17 in his third game back from a knee injury.
The Huskies were led in scoring by Peter Lomuro, but it was fifth-year forward Michael Lieffers who was Saskatchewan’s best player on the night. He shot 8-of-13 from the field for 18 points, collecting 15 rebounds – more than double the total of his closest teammate – in the process. The starting five scored all but six of the Huskies’ 79 points on the night, and all were in double-digits: Lomoru, Lieffers, Barrett (13), Matthew Forbes (13), and Duncan Jones (10).
Tip-off for the rematch goes at 8:00 p.m. MT in the Jack, with
the game broadcast live on www.canadawest.tv.
U of Calgary Athletics
Manitoba 116 Regina 89
by Garrick Kozier, U of manitoba Sports Info Assistant
WINNIPEG - You want points? You got it. Fans who bought and paid for tickets to Friday's match-up between the second-place Manitoba Bisons and Regina Cougars certainly got their money's worth as the home side Bisons put on a scoring clinic in a record-setting 116-89 win at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
With the win, the Bisons now boast a five-game win streak amongst teams in its conference.
It is the most points scored by a team in Canada West this season. Kevin oliver of the Bisons led all scorers, with 23 points, while Stephan Walton (17), Xavier Smith (14) were next-highest for the home side. Connor Burns had 17 for the Cougars to go with 10 boards, with Sterling Nostedt putting back 15 points.
Manitoba will look to make it six in a row against conference
opponents on Saturday as it meets Regina again at 8:00 p.m.
#8 Alberta 91 Lethbridge 83
#10 Fraser Valley 79 #6 Victoria 70
by David Kent, UFV Sports Information
ABBOTSFORD, BC - In Victoria, the UFV Cascades defeated the Victoria Vikes 79-70 at McKinnon Gym. The #10 Cascades improve to 7-4 with this key victory over the Vikes, ranked sixth in CIS. The Cascades ranked 10th in Canada hand Victoria their second loss of the year. They are now 9-2.
UFV was led by Grewal's 18-point performance and six rebounds.
Friesen added 17 points, three boards and two assists. Sam Freeman
scored 15 points.
For Victoria, it was Mike Berg with 19 points and Michael Acheampong adding 17.
The Cascades play again on Saturday at McKinnon Gym.
Trinity Western 83 UBC Okanagan 77
by Cary Mellon, UBC Okanagan Sports Information
KAMLOOPS, BC - The Trinity Western Spartans
slid by the UBC Okanagan Heat on Friday in a nail-biter, winning
The Spartans added a third game to their winning streak, moving to 5-6 in Canada West. The Heat, led by guard Yassine Ghomari's game-high 33 points, fell to 207.
Three Spartans were in the double-digits - 6’8” Kyle Coston, reigning Canada West Player of the Week, scored 20 points, with Calvin Westbrook and Sean Peter adding 19 apiece.
Simon Pelland scored 23 points in a losing cause.
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg needed a win and on this night they got one. The Wesmen won a thrilling 66-61 decision over the Brandon University Bobcats Friday evening at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg.
The Wesmen put an end to a six-game regular season win-less streak and improved their record to 3-9. Brandon with the loss falls to 5-7.
Mark McNee led Winnipeg with 17 points and four steals. Andrew Cunningham finished with a double-double 12 points and a game high 14 rebounds. Dominique Brown and Travis Krahn each had 11 points.
The Bobcats were led by Donovan Gayle's game high 20 points. Michael Smith added 16. Jordan Reaves and Ali Mounir led the team in rebounds with 10 each.