Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson Sparks the Calgary Dinos Passed Dalhousie
NPH Top Performers
- Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson – 27pts, 6rebs, 3asts, 5stls, 26mins
- Jasdeep Gill – 15pts, 3rebs, 25mins
- Thijin Moses – 10pts, 13mins
- Simon Marr – 15pts, 7rebs, 25mins
- Devon Stedman – 9pts, 8rebs, 12mins
- Hassan Abdullahi – 11pts, 4rebs, 16mins
HALIFAX, NS–In the final game of their AUS preseason road trip, the Calgary Dinos came away with their first victory in three tries. Calgary defeated the Dalhousie Tigers 83-75 in a game that was tightly contested until UC took over in the second half.
Right from the start, the Tigers came out with a well balanced scoring attack led by their posts Devon Stedman and Simon Marr chipping in six points after the first half. For Calgary, it was Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson, the third year point guard who took over the leadership role on the young team and helped keep the game close.
In the first half the Tigers were controlling the glass on both sides of the ball and were taking advantage of second chance opportunities.
“They just killed us on the glass all game, we’ve got to give a lot of credit to Dalhousie, they played really well and they rebounded the ball extremely well and that’s why we were down at the half,” explained Calgary Head Coach Dan Vanhooren.
Following the halftime break, the Dino’s took control of the tempo and started to put the pressure on the Tigers. Combined with a better presence on the offensive glass, consistent play from Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson, and forcing Dalhousie turnovers the Dino’s deficit was erased heading into the final quarter.
Another strong quarter from Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson who made some key shots throughout the game allowed Calgary to build upon their lead.
“We did a better job of keeping them off the glass; we also did a good job of executing on offens and getting good shots,” Obemi-Jackson told NPH.
After a tough loss to Saint Mary’s in OT, and another tough defeat at Acadia, the Dino’s went 1-2 on the weekend.
“Everything is a good learning lesson, all the teams out here are competitive and athletic and it gives us a chance to defend something different than we face in Canada West,” Vanhooren explained, referring to the team’s weekend.
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson had a stellar week with great games including 27 points (3/5 3pt) in the victory over Dalhousie.
Despite going 1-2 over the weekend, the third year point guard isn’t discouraged.
“This weekend I felt that my turnovers were too high for my standards to be a great point guard in this league, however I felt that I played well when it mattered most.”
“Our goal for this weekend was not to look at simply a W or an L. We measure ourselves on our performance, based on the philosophies we set in practice. Every game this weekend was close and I feel that we gave ourselves a shot to win every game. On top of that it was good to experience tight games on the road for our team.”
Calgary experienced good play from their young team this weekend as freshman Jasdeep Gill, Dallas Karch and Mitch Ligertwood all displayed good composure while providing solid minutes.
Dalhousie finished 1-1, defeating Guelph in their other game. Hassan Abdullhi looked good in both games and will be called upon with Jarred Reid, Chidi Majok and Kashrell Lawrence to provide productive minutes.
The CIS pre-season is just about to wrap up, meaning teams will fly back for conference play beginning next weekend. Stay tuned on NPH!