Wesmen come back to beat Sask as both blistering from perimeter


Winnipeg (3-1) 96, Saskatchewan (2-2) 92 in OT… In an old-fashioned, three-point shootout, Wesmen came from 16 down late in the third quarter with a blistering 10 for 14 shooting effort from three to win in overtime in a classic in Saskatoon.  Huskies were almost equal to it from downtown, shooting 8 for 16 from 3 after halftime, but 6’4″ Sean Tarver’s game-tying knock down from beyond the arc with 22 seconds remaining force OT and then 6’9″ Aussie Ryan Oirbans helped key a mini 5-0 run that enable Winnipeg to split the weekend series.  Tarver finished with a team-high 21 points and made all three of his 3’s after halftime as did 6’4″ Toronto native Marcello Kambola (Vaughan Road S.S.) who finished with 17 points.  Diminutive Saskatchewan 5’10” guard Alex Unruh was also a perfect 5 for 5 from three, finishing with 20 points while reliable 6’6″ forward Shane Osayande led all scorers with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Thompson Rivers (1-3) 77, Manitoba (2-2) 72... Bisons never recovered from a game-deciding 12-2 run midway through the fourth quarter by the visiting WolfPack as 6’7″ Volodymyr Iegorov and 6’5″ Joe Davis each had 22 points in the important road win for TRU, their first of the Canada West season.  6’4″ Keith Omoerah had 26 points to lead Manitoba which shot just 39% from the floor and was outrebounded 47-37 in the loss.

For a more comprehensive look at Canada West last night, please check out Canada West Hoops, Wayne Thomas’s great site.

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