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University Men's Game Results

50th Wesmen Classic

Algoma 92 Brandon 83 [7th Place Game]

The Algoma University Thunderbirds picked up their first win at the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic with a 92-83 victory over the Brandon University Bobcats in the 7th place game Friday afternoon.  Algoma was led by the duo of Sean Clendinning and Jermaine Lyle who combined for 46 points. Player of the Game Clendinning led the Thunderbirds with a game high 26 points while Lyle finished the contest with 20 points.  Earl Thompson Jr. led the Bobcats with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Anderson also scored 15 for the Bobcats, who finish the Classic with a record of 0-3.  The game was a tight contest from the onset with the Bobcats holding a slim 22-19 lead after the opening quarter. Algoma scored 24 points in the second quarter to go into the halftime break with a 43-42 lead.  The two teams were squared at 61-61 after three quarters when Algoma poured it on in the fourth quarter, outscoring Brandon 31-22 to close out the 92-83 victory.  Algoma finishes the Wesmen Classic with a record of 1-2.

Lakehead 89 Regina 56 [Consolation Final]

The Lakehead University Thunderwolves defeated the University of Regina Cougars 89-56 in the  university consolation final at the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic.  Kache Kopec led the Thunderwolves with a game high 17 points. Mor Menashe added 15 while Mike Theodore finished with 14 points, going six for six from the field.  Matthew Augustine was the top scorer for Regina with 11 points.  Lakehead had control of the game in the first half leading 47-22. The Cougars struggled from the field in the opening 20 minutes connecting on 27% of their shots from the field. The Thunderwolves continued to dominate in the second half outscoring the Cougars. The Thunderwolves head back to Thunder Bay with a 2-1 record. Regina will head home with a 1-2 record.

Winnipeg 64 Victoria 63 [3rd Place Game]

The host team, University of Winnipeg Wesmen finished in third place at the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic after defeating the University of Victoria Vikes 64-63 Friday at the Duckworth Centre.  Third year guard Denzel Lynch-Blair led the Wesmen with a game high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds. Second year guard Will Sesay added 10 points. Ryan Oirbans, a fourth year post led the team in rebounds with 10.  Fifth year guard/forward Grant Sitton led the Vikes with 15 points. Hassan Abdullahi finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Scott Kellum added 11 points.  Winnipeg started the contest strong building a 17-13 lead after the opening quarter. The Vikes exploded for 23 points in the second quarter while holding the Wesmen to 15 to take a 36-32 lead into the halftime break.  In the third quarter Winnipeg's outside shooting came alive, three pointers by Denzel Lynch-Blair and Will Sesay propelled Winnipeg to a 19-13 advantage in the quarter and a 51-49 lead after three quarters.  Marcello Kambola drained a three-pointer to start to fourth to give Winnipeg their largest lead at 54-47 lead. Victoria tied the score at 62-62 late. A Wesmen basket put the home team up 64-62. Sitton went one of two from the free throw line in the dying seconds to make the final 64-63.

Manitoba 86 Alberta 78 [Championship Final]

The University of Manitoba Bisons successfully defended their Wesmen Classic Championship title by defeating the University of Alberta Golden Bears 86-78 in the final game of the 50th Annual Wesmen Classic Friday evening at the Duckworth Centre.  Manitoba with the win becomes the first team to successfully defend its university title since the University of Winnipeg accomplished the feat back in 1993-1994.  Fourth year guard Justus Alleyn led Manitoba with a game high 22 points, including three-three pointers. Ilarion Bonhomme was next with 15 points. Tournament All-Star Joey Nitychoruk finished with 13. Amarjit Basi had 12 while Tournament MVP Keith Omoerah finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.  Omoerah's 12 rebounds in the game gave him 45 for the tournament 
breaking the previous record of 42 set by Belaineh Deguefe (Winnipeg, 1991) for most rebounds by a single player in the tournament.  Second year forward Brody Clarke led Alberta with 21 points and nine rebounds. Mamadou Gueye finished with 17 while Austin Waddoups finished with 16 points. Waddoups and Clarke were named to the Tournament All-Star team.  Manitoba who went into the halftime break with a slim 40-37 lead came out on fire in the second half connecting on 53% of their shots from the field to outscore Alberta 46-41 to close out the 86-78 victory.  The Bisons finished the contest connecting on 9-of-17 from three point territory. Alberta was able to connect on 6-of-20 from beyond the arc. Both teams finished the game with 40 rebounds.

Tournament All-Stars:

Grant Sitton – Victoria
Denzel Lynch-Blair – Winnipeg
Brody Clarke – Alberta
Joey Nitychoruk – Manitoba
Austin Waddoups – Alberta

Tournament MVP:

Keith Omoerah - Manitoba

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Varsity Boy's Game Results

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Fort Richmond 72 Vincent Massey 65 [Consolation Final]

The Fort Richmond Centurions defeated the Vincent Massey Trojans 72-65 in the High School Boy's Wesmen Classic Consolation Final. Kniel Sullera led the Centurions with 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assist. Sullera was named Player of the Game. Emmanuel Adesida scorerd 19 points while Josh Charr added 11. Donald Stewart led the Trojans with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Kyler Filewich had a double-double also with 14 points and 20 rebounds. Vincent Massey went into the halftime break with a 36-33 lead only to see the Centurions mount a second half comeback for the victory. The Centurions outscored the Trojans 39-29 in the final 20 minutes.

Garden City 67 John Taylor 64 [3rd Place Game] 

The Garden City Fighting Gophers captured third place at the High School Boy's Wesmen Classic with a close 67-64 decision over the John Taylor Pipers. A close contest from the onset, the two teams were deadlocked at 32-32 at the halftime break. The Pipers gained the upper hand in the third quarter outscoring Garden City 19-16 to carry a 51-48 lead into the final quarter. The Fighting Gophers drained a couple three-pointers in the final quarter to help them comeback to earn the 67-64 victory. Player of the Game JC Aaron and Cole Penner led Garden City with 21 points each. Miguel Guevarra finished with 10. Riki Zimbakov led the Pipers with a double double, 22 points and 11 rebounds. Andrew Ly followed with 15 points.

Sisler 74 Dakota 61 [Championship Final]

The Sisler Spartans captured their first Wesmen Classic High School Championship title in 22 years with a 74-61 victory over the Dakota Lancers Friday evening at the Duckworth Centre.  Sisler last Wesmen Classic Championship title came in 1994. Dakota last won a Classic title back in 1998.  Tournament MVP Don Dayrit led Sisler with 28 points, including five-three pointers. Shawn Maranan and Andrei Sansano each had 11.  Dakota was led by Redeemed Kabashiki and Connor Kyliuk each scoring 15 points. Dini Ahmed finished with 12.  The Lancers led early jumping out to a 24-17 lead after the opening quarter. Sisler made their move in a low scoring second quarter, outscoring the Lancers 15-6 to take a 32-30 lead at the halftime break. The Spartans continued to carry play in the third quarter, outscoring the Lancers 25-22 to take a 57-52 lead into the fourth. The Spartans stepped up their defensive play in the fourth quarter holding Dakota to nine points while scoring 17 to close out the 74-61 victory.

Tournament All-Stars:

Cole Penner – Garden City
Riki Zimbakov – John Taylor
Aliou Sesay – Dakota
Andrei Sansano – Sisler
Redeemed Kabashiki – Dakota

Tournament MVP:

Don Dayrit - Sisler

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