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2011 Canada West Playoffs: Alberta’s Ferguson comes up big, TWU, Thunderbirds, Huskies advance

Victoria Vikes 59 – Alberta Golden Bears 76 (Golden Bears win best-of-three series 2-1)
Alberta broke open a tightly contested game in the 3rd quarter thanks to an All-Canadian performance from Daniel Ferguson.

Top 3 Performers

Victoria Vikes
J. Cullen 16 Pts, 3 Reb
W.Thomas 15 Pts, 2 Stl
M. Berg 14 Pts, 2 Reb

Alberta Golden Bears
Daniel Ferguson 34 Pts, 4 Reb 2 Stl
Jordan Baker 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast
K. Otienno 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 St

Up Next: Tough match-up against the 2011 Canada West hosts UBC Thundebirds in the first semi-final. Alberta split the regular season series against the Thundebirds winning an 88-86 home game on Nov 6th 2010.

Saskatchewan Huskies 98 – Regina Cougars 75 (Saskatchewan win best-of-three series 2-0)
The Huskies can hurt you multiple ways, with two solid guards and two strong posts in Nolan Brudehl and Michael Lieffers. Saskatchewan caught fire in the third-quarter, scoring 31 points on their way to their second straight Canada West Final four appearance.

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Top 3 Performers

Saskatchewan Huskies
Jamelle Barrett 30 Pts, 9 Ast, 2 Reb
R. Chabot 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
Nolan Brudehl 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Stl, 4 Ast

Regina Cougars
P. Gareau 20 Pts, 9 Reb
M. Downarowicz 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl
K. Heshka 14 Pts, 2 Stl

Up Next: With a Final 8 birth up for grabs, the Huskies will do battle with the Trinity Western Spartans. Jamelle Barrett scored a season high 42 points against TWU. Both teams split their regular season series.

UBC Thunderbirds 105 – Manitoba Bisons 75 UBC Thunderbirds win best-of-three series 2-0
UBC should their unselfishness tailing a total of 23 assists – all but one player recorded at least one dime as 5 UBC players scored in double figures.

Top 3 Performers

UBC Thunderbirds
Nathan Yu 19 Pts, 5 Reb 1 Ast 3 Stl
Brent Malish 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast
Doug Plumb 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

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Manitoba Bisons
E. Gracia 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast
Jonar Huertas 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
K.Oliver 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

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Up Next: Will welcome the Final Four remaining teams to War Memorial Gymnasium as it host the 2011 Canada West Final Four. Thunderbirds will face the Alberta Golden Bears.

Trinity Western Spartans 86 – Fraser Valley Cascades 69 Trinity Western Spartans win best-of-three series 2-1
Another strong dose of Jacob Doerksen and a dominate effort on the glass was enough to shake off a pesky Fraser Valley Cascades and give the Spartans the series.

Top 3 Performers

Trinity Western Spartans
Jacob Doerksen 32 Pts, 18 Reb 5 Ast, 1 Blk
Kyle Coston 13 Pts, 8 Reb
T. Smith 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

Fraser Valley Cascades
Z.Gray 17 Pts, 9 Ast, 7 Reb
Joel Friesen 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast
S. Freeman 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

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Up Next: Statement game against the defending 2010 CIS Basketball champions Saskatchewan Huskies at the 2011 Canada West Final Four.

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