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Road to Final 8: Dinos secure 1-0 series lead over Vikes 2012 Canada West quarter-finals

The CIS All-time leading scorer, Boris Bakovic scored a clutch game-high 29 points as the Calgary Dinos came from behind in the late stages of a tight game to earn a well deserved 73-68 victory over the #1 Victoria Vikes.

The victory gives the Dinos a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Canada West Quarter-Finals and extends the Dinos winning streak to seven-straight games.

The Vikes pulled away early in the fourth-quarter to break-open a tight game and claimed a 62-56 lead with 5:50 remaining to force the Dinos into timeout. For there Calgary started their upward climb by hitting timely shots and securing key defensive rebounds and outscore the Vikes 17-6 to claim the victory.

Bakovic, the author of eleven of those 17 points points helped push the current CIS All-time scoring to 2292 points, and with at least two more games guaranteed the mark should rise will into the 2300’s.

Tyler Fidler’s all-around skills were in full display as he went for 16 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Ryan Mackinnon was the high-scorer for the Vikes with 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Victoria struggled from the outside with only four made threes, out of their 16 attempts.

Mike Berg was busy under the basket and nearly notched a double-double with 12 points and a team-high eight boards.

The game lived up to its expectations as a packed housed witnessed an evenly played game that featured multiple lead changes and eight tie. The two teams get to do it over again in less than 24 hours for a conference final berth on the line.

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