Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

U Sports

2011 CIS Final 8: #1 UBC Thunderbirds advance to 2011 CIS Basketball Final 8 semi-final

#8 Acadia Axemen 77 – #1 UBC Thunderbirds 96

The 2011 CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8 got off to an exciting start as the #1 UBC Thunderbirds knocked off the feisty #8 Acadia Axemen 96-77.

The Acadia Axemen who have experience in knocking off higher seeds gave the west coast Thunderbirds a run for their money. The Axemen hung around for three-quarters behind strong performances from Owen Klassen and Anthony Sears but ultimately, the deeper and more talented UBC Thunderbirds got their patented team effort and claimed the first of four spots in the 2011 CIS National Semi-finals.

Josh Whyte was rock solid again especially in the final quarter where UBC broke open the game by outscoring the Axemen 27-15.

“I think it was good for us to get the first quarter jitters out. We expected this from Acadia, its Nationals the best of the best” said Josh after his near triple-double of 19 points 7 rebounds and 6 assists and being named player of the game.


Four players scored in double digits for the UBC Thunderbirds lead by Doug Plumb 20 points & 7 rebounds.

Top Performers

Owen Klassen 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl
Anthony Sears 19 Pts, 2 Reb 2 Ast
Alex McLaughlin 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Astl
Justin Boutlier 8 Pts, 3 Ast

UBC Thunderbirds

Doug Plumb 20 Pts, 7 Ast, 1 Blk 2 Stl
Josh Whyte 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast
Brent Malish 17 Pts, 7 Reb 1 Blk
Kamar Burke 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blkl

Game Notes

Thundebirds out-rebounded the Axemen 50-28 and shot 62% for the game.

Up Next

The Thunderbird await the winner of Lakehead and Trinity Western Spartans.

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Subscribe to Our Newsletter


High School

Styles LePage, a basketball player at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School confronted by Ottawa School Board Trustee Donna Blackburn at local park

U Sports

"These are the types of championships we talk about to future generations"


For Canadian Mychal Mulder (Windsor, Ont.) the Golden opportunity has arrived.


Madness. Corona has crippled the world much more than beyond mere sporting events. This planet pandemic is a tragedy on a sheer global scale...

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: