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49th Wesmen Classic

MacEwan 80 Brandon 54 [Consolation Semi-Final]

Less than 24 hours after losing a heartbreaker on a three-point shot, the Grant MacEwen Griffins went beyond the arc to beat the Brandon Bobcats 80-54 to earn a ticket to the consolation final of the 49th Annual Wesmen Classic. The Griffins spread the 3’s around among five different players with a team-shooting percentage of 53.3 per cent in the first half. The Griffins finished with a 44 per cent three-point shooting average. Denzel James led the Griffins with a game-high 18 points and was named player of the game. Brandon was led by forward Esmat Atem’s 15 points. On the strength of the threes, the Griffins never trailed taking a 25-14 lead after the first quarter with 15 points (five baskets) coming from their three-point efficiency. Thadius Galvez and Ryan Coleman had 14 and 12 points respectively for the Griffins, with Coleman notching 10 in the second half. The Bobcats will play the loser of the Lethbridge- NAIT game for seventh place on Wednesday, while the Griffins will take on the winner in the consolation final.

Player of the Game: MacEwen Griffins #6 Denzel James - 18 points (7/10 field goals, 3/5 3-points, 1/2 free throws)

Lethbridge 90 NAIT 51 [Consolation Semi-Final]

In a battle between north and south Alberta it was the south’s Lethbridge Pronghorns rolling to a 90-51 win over the Edmonton-based NAIT Ooks in the consolation semifinal of the 49th Wesmen Classic. The Pronghorns jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Brandon Brine led the Pronghorns with the double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) and was named player of the game for his effort. Lethbridge forward Michael Pierzchala led all players in points with 22, while his teammates Jared Baker and Rob Olsen had 14 and 12 respectively. Connon Dolson led the Ooks with 17 points, but after scoring a three-pointer to open the third quarter the fifth-year guard was shutout the rest of the game. The Pronghorns will face another Edmonton-based rival, Grant MacEwen Griffins in the consolation final, Wednesday at 2 p.m., while the Ooks will play the Brandon Bobcats in the seventh 
place game at Noon. 

Player of the Game:

#1 Brandon Brine, Lethbridge Pronghorns - 16 points, 11 rebounds

Manitoba 76 Winnipeg 70 [Semi-Final]

Keith Omoerah slammed the door on the surging Winnipeg Wesmen to send his Manitoba Bisons to the championship game of the 49th Annual Wesmen Classic. The third-year Omoerah had seven points in the final five minutes in the Bisons 76-70 win. Omoerah had 
the double-double (18 points, 14 rebounds). The Wesmen came out strong and took an early lead in the first quarter, but an 11-point run by the Bisons gave their rivals the advantage they needed to take a 34-30 lead into the half. In the second half, the Wesmen 
fought back and took a 43-41 lead but the Bisons out scored Winnipeg 11-2 to end the third quarter leading 54-45. In addition to Omoerah’s double-double, the Bisons were led by Amarjit Basi’s 19 points and Justus Alleyn’s 18 points. Basi had the three-pointer 
to break a 43-43 tie and give the Bisons the lead for good. Winnipeg had its own double-double player in first-year guard William Sesay (15 points, 13 rebounds), while Jelane Pryce put up 14 and 11. Denzel Lynch-Blair had a game-high 24 points for the Wesmen, 
to go with nine rebounds. The Bisons will face the winner between Lakehead and Acadia in Wednesday’s final, 8 p.m., while the Wesmen will play in the third place game against the loser of the second semifinal Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

Player of the Game:

Bisons #2 Keith Omoerah - 18 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists

Lakehead 89 Acadia 47 [Semi-Final]

With three players in double-digit points in the first half, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were too much for the Acadia Axemen in the second semifinal of the 49th Wesmen Classic. The Thunderwolves punched their ticket to the championship final with a 89-47 victory. 
Lakehead never trailed leading by 14 after the first quarter, 22 at the half and 30 after three. Freshmen Brandon Persad and Kache Kopec, along with fourth-year Bacarius Dinkins led the ‘Wolves. Persad earned the player of the game nod for his 19-point effort, 
while Kopec had 15 and Dinkins had 16. The Axemen received 10 points from freshman guard Mitchell Tempro and fourth-year forward Kyle Arsenault. The Thunderwolves will go for their fifth Wesmen Classic trophy, and third since 2009, against the Manitoba Bisons 
on Wednesday, 8 p.m. Acadia will take on the host Winnipeg Wesmen in the third place game at 4:00 p.m.

Player of the Game:

Lakehead #7 Brandon Persad - 19 points, 6-of-9 for three in 16 minutes of play

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University Women's Game Results

Winnipeg 76 Acadia 58 [Exhibition]

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Varsity Boy's Game Results

Crosby-Ironton, MN 79 Sisler 67 

49th Annual Wesmen Classic

Fort Richmond 72 St. Ignatius 53 [Consolation Semi-Final]

The Fort Richmond Centurions advanced to the Consolation Final of the High School Boy's Classic with a 72-53 victory over the St. Ignatius Falcons. Player of the Game, Nick Bueno led the Centurions with a game high 22 points, including 16 in the opening half. 
Jayme Koski led the Falcons with 10 points. Fort Richmond will face the Vincent Massey Trojans in the Consolation Final Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Garden City 71 Kildonan East 62 [Semi-Final]

The Garden City Fighting Gophers defeated the Kildonan East Reivers 71-62 in semi final action of the High School Boy's Wesmen Classic.  Garden City will face the John Taylor Pipers in the Championship Final on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.  Trezon Morcilla led Garden City with 24 points. Morcilla was named Player of the Game for his efforts. Christian DeLeon added 16 points and Amarcel Arruda-Welch finished with 15. David Mugugu led the Reivers with 21 points, including three-three pointers. Rouj Malok finished with 14. Garden City went into the halftime break with a slim 33-32 lead but broke the game open in the third quarter. The Fighting Gophers outscored the Reivers 22-8 in the third frame to carry a 55-40 lead into the final quarter. Kildonan East will play Oak Park in the third place game Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.

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