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2011 AUS Playoffs: Christian Upshaw ignites X-men to Conference Finals

St. Mary Huskies 92 – St. Francis X-Men 111
In a battle of two of the top CIS Basketball point guards, Christian Upshaw came out on top, leading the X-Men past Joey Haywood and the St. Marys Huskies. Upshaw who had an up and down season put together a sensational 4 minute stretch in the fourth quarter as the the X-men outscored their opponents 33-18.

Top 3 Performers

St. Mary’s Huskies
Joey Haywood 32 Pts, 5 Reb 2 Blk
T. Fassett 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl
H. Ezenibe 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast

St. Francis X-Men:
Christian Upshaw 43 Pts, 5 Stl, 5 Ast, 3 Reb,
Dwayne Johnston 15 Pts, 10 Reb
W.Silver 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl

Up Next: The X-Men are peeking at the right moment. The Dalhousie Tigers await the X-men with a Final 8 Berth on the line.

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UNB Varsity Reds 61 – Acadia Axemen 81
The Axemen forced 19 turnovers and pounded the ball inside to earn a much deserved playoff over victory over the Varsity Reds. The rebounding advantage heavily favourite the Axemen thanks in part to Owen Klassen.

Top 3 Performers

UNB Varsity Reds
A.Desroches 13 Pts, 12 Reb 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk
A.Wright 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast
D. Quirion 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Acadia Axemen:
Owen Klassen 22 Pts,11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2, 5 Stl, 5 Blk
Anthony Sears 22 Pts, 3 Reb 3 Ast
Justin Boutilier 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

Up Next: The Acadia Axemen will once again have to get strong performances from Owen Klassen and Anthony Sears if they hope to make a surprising appearance at the 2011 AUS Conference Final.

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