Alberta Edges Windsor behind 44-point Eruption from Daniel Ferguson!
Daniel Ferguson– 44 pts, 6 rbs, 8 ast, 6 stl
Enrico Di Loreto: 31 pts, 4 rbs, 3 ast
Evan Matthews: 22 pts, 6 rbs, 3 ast
SASKATOON,SK–The 13 annual Graham Construction Shootout began with a tight battle between Windsor and the University of Alberta with the CANWEST represntative edging out the Lancers in overtime, 98-93.
Both teams struggled early to get things going offensively. After a low scoring first quarter key players started to heat up. Enrico Diloreto who finished with 35 points led the Lancers into an overtime finish that saw back and forth action between the two clubs.
University of Alberta guard Daniel Ferguson was not to be outdone finishing with a game high 44 points. A total of 17 points in the fourth and extra time.
A Matthew Cardoza tip in, with 1 second remaining tied the game and sent it into overtime.
“We let opportunities get away down the stretch” said coach Oliver (Windsor). Every team is missing a key player, we just have to continue look for ways to get better”
University of Alberta coach Greg Francis agrees “We were without one of our key players (Jordan Baker),as everyone here in the shootout is.”
Owen Klassen (Acadia), Micheal Lieffers (Saskatchewan), Lien Phillips (Windsor), all are representing Canada at the Pam Am Games.
“Players stepping up is what this team is experiencing” says UofA head coach Greg Francis.
Ferguson was in killer mode for most of the game. Torrid shooting for the outside and middle penetration from the wing served to be the antedote for success in last night’s win for the Golden Bears.
Looking for the right combination down the stretch, U of A bench boss inserted a Lyndon Taylor who scored five key points and was able to get to the free throw line during the stretch.
“We are looking for him (Taylor) to step up in those situation”
Alberta will take on Acadia next, while Windsor plays University of Saskatchewan.