Kyle Peterson & Alberta Squeeze by Manitoba, Advance to Semi-Finals
TORONTO,ON–Manitoba had control of the majority of the game and could almost smell vicrtory along with semi-final berth. However, Alberta wasn’t having any of it, sticking around for the entire game and stealing a 79-74 victory.
According to 6’5 Alberta Guard Jordan Whyte, it was a collective effort to secure the victory.
“We’re a team man, it’s not about one player. Throughout the tournament we’ve talked about wanting to play six on five and having that bench that can come in and really change things up.”
This was certainly the case as the stat sheet indicated a balanced attack, with five players in double figures. Kyle Peterson [15 points] and Denzel James [12 points] helped keep Alberta within striking distance during the first half, while Jordan Whyte [12 [points], Dallas Karch [14 points] and Deiter Posein [10 points] picked it up in the second half.
“When the guys’ names got called on, we didn’t lose anything,” explained Whyte.
Coming off a major loss to Ontario, Alberta needed to re-group quickly and find the confidence in their shooting. After a miserable shooting display against Team O, AB came back with an exceptional 42% from the field.
Alberta now advances to the semi-finals where they hope to truly find their tough behind the arc.
“If the three ball is there, we let it fly all day.”
Luke Herr and Junior Sesay pace Manitoba with 16 points apiece. Kristjan Lamont also had a strong game with 15 points and nine rebounds.
- Kyle Peterson: 15 points, 7 rebounds
- Dallas Karch: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks
- Kristjan Lamont: 15 points, 9 rebounds
- Luke Herr: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists