Dustin Reding and Josh Wolfram Lift Calgary Over UBCO
Dustin Reding– 18 pts,
Josh Wolfram– 16 pts, 7 rbs
Yassine Ghomari- 15 pts
KELOWNA,BC–With a gaping hole in their line-up on Friday vs UBC-O in Kelowna, the Calgary Dinos needed four free throws in the last 30 seconds to edge the Heat 63-59 in the 1st of a pair of non-league games this weekend.
Missing both Tyler Fidler and Boris Bakovic to injuries, the Dinos were hard-pressed to generate the offense necessary to pull away.
First veteran post man Dustin Reding, then rookie Josh Owen-Thomas made good on 2/2 charity tosses in the final seconds after the home team had tied the score at 59.
The big men for the Dinos did most of the scoring, with the guards shooting a dismal combined total of 7/33 from the floor.
Reding led all scorers with 18 points, while Josh Wolfram scored 16 and claimed 7 rebounds. Guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson was the Calgary rebound leader with 10, while Owen -Thomas scored 10 pts.
Yassine Ghomari had 15 for the Heat, who shot 35% from the floor on the night, which matched the rather cool shooting of the Dinos.
Calgary was 14/23 (61%) from the line, while UBC-O managed just 11/19 (58%). The Dinos were out-rebounded 41-39, and committed 16 turnovers to 15 for the hosts.
The teams play again Saturday tonight 5 pm MDT in Kelowna.
The Saskatchewan Huskies have a gem of a rookie post man in Lumsden HS product, Matt Forbes (6’6″, 220 lbs.), who scored 23 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead the ‘Dogs to an 84-69 win over Acadia on the opening day of their Huskie Shootout in Saskatoon. In the 2nd game in the sask. Tournament Thursday it was Alberta 98 Windsor 93 in OT , as daniel Ferguson scored 44 for the Bears.
UBC-O Coach, Darren Semeniuk, says he is determined to build for the long-term stability of his Heat program … “I am not going to recruit players that make us competitive short term at the sacrifice of our long term vision.”
More Friday Scores … Windsor 91 Saskatchewan 83, Great Falls 89- Lethbridge 71, Lakehead 84 Regina 68, Winnipeg 85 Waterloo 75, manitoba 90 Brandon 83 Alberta 80 Acadia 59, Westminster Coll. (UT) 88 UVic 85,Brock 78 Dalhousie 62, Cape Breton 81 Western Ont. 77, Laurentian 100 Bishops 88, St. FX 79 Toronto 77, McMaster 68 McGill 52, Concordia 77 Thompson Rivers 72, Fraser Valley 100 Memorial 80. Laval 81 Ottawa 76,