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University Men's Game Results
50th Wesmen Classic
Victoria 90 Brandon 66 [Quarter-Final]
The University of Victoria Vikes opened up the University portion of the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic with a 90-66 victory over the Brandon University Bobcats Wednesday afternoon. Fifth year guard/forward Grant Sitton led the Vikes with a game high 21 points to go along with nine rebounds. Wayne Tucker Jr added 12, JJ Hamel-Carey scored 11. Sitton was selected as the Player of the Game. Earl Thompson Jr. led the Bobcats with a double-double consisting of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Denham Buchanan also scored in double digits finishing with 10. The Vikes had control of the contest early on leading 25-14 after the opening quarter and extended their lead in the second quarter, outscoring the Bobcats 23-15 to carry a 48-29 lead into the halftime break. Brandon made adjustments at the halftime break and after outscoring the Vikes 18-10 in the quarter went into the final frame trailing 58-47. The Vikes regrouped in the fourth, scoring 32 points to close out the 90-66 victory.
Victoria will move into the semi final round against the winner of the Alberta-Lakehead matchup on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Brandon will take on the loser in the consolation semi final Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
Alberta 79 Lakehead 77 [Quarter-Final]
Fourth year forward Mamadou Gueye drained a three pointer with under four seconds to play in regulation time to give the Alberta Golden Bears a thrilling 79-77 victory over the Lakehead University Thunderwolves in quarter-final action of the University Wesmen Classic Wednesday afternoon. Gueye's dramatic basket came after Lakehead's fifth year guard Alexandre Robichaud scored a three pointer with 12 seconds left to give Lakehead a 77-76 lead. Player of the Game Brody Clarke led the Golden Bears with a game high 22 points. Austin Waddoups was next with 17. Gueye finished the contest with 14 points. Dwan Williams led Alberta in rebounds with 10. Henry Tan led Lakehead with 16 points. Nick Burke added 12 with a pair of three-pointers. Robichaud finished with 12 points and a team high eight rebounds. Alberta who headed into the game with a perfect 10-0 conference record, started strong leading 27-17 after the opening frame. The Golden Bears continued to carry the play in the second quarter and went into the halftime break leading 44-32.
The second half was a different story. Lakehead found their offensive game in the third quarter, outscoring Alberta 25-14 to cut the deficit to one at 58-57. Lakehead finished the game with 10 three-pointers. The Thunderwolves were strong from the free throw line connecting on 17-of-19 free throws.
Alberta will face Victoria in one semi final Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Lakehead will take on Brandon in one consolation semi-final Thursday afternoon at 12:00 p.m.
Winnipeg 79 Algoma 65 [Quarter-Final]
The host University of Winnipeg Wesmen erased a 15 point deficit to defeat the Algoma University Thunderbirds 79-65 in quarterfinal action at the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic Wednesday night at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium. Winnipeg trailed 55-40 with two minutes remaining in the third quarter but mounted a furious 39-10 run over the final 12 minutes to complete the comeback. Third year guard Denzel Lynch-Blair led the Wesmen with 22 points. Lynch-Blair was named the Player of the Game. Narcisse Ambanza added 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists. Jamar Farley finished with 10 points. Ryan Oirbans and Will Sesay led the team with 12 rebounds each. Sean Clendinning led Algoma with 15 points. Damian Okungbowa scored 10 points. The Thunderbirds opened up the contest leading the Wesmen 18-15 after the opening 10 minutes. Algoma continued their strong play in the second quarter outscoring the Wesmen 15-7 in the opening 4:20 to open up a 30-25 lead. The Thunderbirds went into the halftime break leading 34-31. To open the third quarter Algoma went on a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 43-31. Algoma carried a 55-45 lead after three quarters but were unable to stop the Wesmen in the final quarter as Winnipeg went on to the 79-65 victory.
Winnipeg will play the winner of the Manitoba-Regina matchup in the semifinal round on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Algoma will take on the loser in the consolation semifinal Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Manitoba 100 Regina 79 [Quarter-Final]
The University of Manitoba Bisons defeated the University of Regina Cougars 100-79 in the quarter-finals of the Coca Cola Wesmen Classic Wednesday night. With the win the Bisons will move onto the semifinal round against the tournament host and their cross town rivals the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The semifinal will take place on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Joey Nitychoruk led Manitoba with a game high 21 points. Nitychoruk was a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. Justus Alleyn added 15 points while Ilarion Bonhomme and James Wagner each scored 12. Samuel Hillis led Regina with 19 points. Alex Igual finished with 12. Carter Millar pulled down a team high six rebounds. Manitoba had control of the game in the opening 20 minutes leading 50-35 at the halftime break. The Bisons continued their hot shooting in the third quarter outscoring the Cougars 32-20 to carry a 82-65 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Nitychoruk for his efforts was named the Player of the Game.
Regina will face Algoma in the Consolation Semi Final Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Full game reports can be found at gobisons.ca, gobobcats.ca and wesmen.ca
Varsity Boy's Game Results
Metro News Classic [Wesmen Classic]
Fort Richmond 80 Kelvin 67 [Consolation Semi-Final]
The Fort Richmond Centurions claimed a spot in the Consolation Final at the Metro News High School Boys Classic, defeating the Kelvin Clippers 80-67. Fort Richmond had three players score in double digits, with Player of the Game Emmanuel Adesida leading the way scoring 22 points with 7 rebounds, Kniel Sullera with 16 and 9 and Devin Lee scoring 12. For the Clippers, Deng Guluak led the way with 16 points. Weathering an early five-point deficit, the Centurions battled back to hold an 11-point lead at halftime, 40-29, buoyed by 16 points from Adesida.
The Centurions will face the winner of Thursday's matchup between the Vincent Massey Trojans and the Sturgeon Heights Huskies in the consolation final at 8:00 a.m. Friday.
Sisler 99 John Taylor 90 [Semi-Final]
There will be a new Wesmen Classic High School Champion this year. The Sisler Spartans upended the defending Wesmen Classic champions, John Taylor Pipers 99-90 in semifinal action at the Metro News High School Classic Wednesday at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium. Player of the Game Don Dayrit led the Spartans with a game high 33 points, including eight from three point territory. Malachi Alexander was also on fire scoring 27 points, including three-three pointers. Andrei Sansano finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Riki Zimbakov had his second big game of the tournament finishing with a double-double 39 points and 10 rebounds. Andrew Ly also had a double-double consisting of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Brett Armstrong finished with 11 points. Both teams had their offensive game going on all cylinders in the opening half. Both teams shot above 50 percent from the field, including three point territory. Sisler went into the halftime break with a 60-47 lead. John Taylor made a charge in the third quarter, outscoring the Spartans 19-13 to cut the deficit to 73-66 heading into the final frame. The Spartans stood their ground in the fourth quarter outscoring the Pipers 26-24 to complete the 99-90 victory.
Sisler will move onto the Championship Final against the winner of the Garden City-Dakota semi final. The final will be held on Friday at 6:00 p.m. John Taylor will play the loser in the third place game Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Day Three Wesmen Classic Schedule (Thursday, December 29)
9:30 a.m. - HS Consolation Semi Final - Vincent Massey vs Sturgeon Heights
12:00 p.m. - University Consolation Semi Final - Brandon vs Lakehead
2:00 p.m. - University Consolation Semi Final - Algoma vs Regina
4:00 p.m. - High School Semi Final - Dakota vs Garden City
6:00 p.m.- University Semi Final - Winnipeg vs Manitoba
8:00 p.m.- University Semi Final - Victoria vs Alberta
See more results, standings and schedules at http://www.mhsaa.ca/schedule/