Winnipeg 89 Manitoba 85
With their 14th win of the season the Wesmen have now secured a playoff spot in the Canada West Prairie Division, but it didn’t come without any drama. It was a Kevin Oliver missed lay up after the Bisons had picked off an inbounds pass they led to the win.
Andrew Cunningham led the way for the Wesmen with a game-high 33 points and added 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Cunningham sets Canada West all-time record for assist in the process for a single season (163). Mark McNee and Jordan Clennon combined for 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists off the bench for Winnipeg.
Manitoba received good efforts from Jonar Huertas with 27 points, 5 rebounds and Yigit Ozsayiner who dropped 22 points.
There is now a four-team log jam at the top of the Prairie Division, which makes for exciting basketball heading towards the playoffs. As if we needed a reason to tune in and watch. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta all sit at 28 points as a result of the Wesmen’s 4-point win over the Bisons.
Bishop’s 69 Laval 53
As close as the Priarie Division has been, the RSEQ is shaping up to be a dog fight as well. With Bishop’s picking up their tenth win of the season over Laval they now break the tie between them and McGill and grab a two-point lead at the top of the division.
Mike Andrews (#47 in NPH Top 50) came off the pine red hot with a game-high 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field for the Gaithers. Jeremy Leonard-Smith and Jonathan Bermillo dropped 15 and 10 points respectively.
The Rouge ET Or got a strong effort from Karl Demers-Belanger with 21 points and 5 rebounds in the loss.
- Waterloo 76 Brock 71
- Laurier 96 Guelph 82
- Laurentian 95 York 93
- Western 79 Windsor 74
Thursday, February 14
- Concordia 82 UQAM 76
- Calgary 81 Lethbridge 73