MBB National Championship: Day 2 Recap

MBB National Championship: Day 2 Recap
Game 5: Lethbridge Kodiaks 91, George Brown Huskies 68

After struggling offensively in the first quarter, the Kodiaks outscored the Huskies 30-8 in the second frame to take a 48-23 lead going into halftime, and never looked back. The Kodiaks dominated the second half, leading by 37 points at one but, and cruised to a 91-68 victory.

Grady Taylor paced the seventh-seeded Kodiaks with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists to take Player of the Game honours, while Ted Johnson earned the distinction for the sixth-seeded George Brown, leading the team with 15 points coming off the bench.

Game 6: SAIT Trojans 88, Mount Allison Mounties 75

The Trojans battled from behind for the majority of the first half, before going on a 13-0 run late in the second quarter to take a 43-30 lead going into halftime.

The Mounties back in the third quarter, cutting the lead to just six going into the fourth. But the Trojans were too much for the last ranked team in the tournament, and cruised in the fourth quarter to a 13-point win, 88-75.

Murphy Beya posted a double-double with 14 points and 20 rebounds to take home player of the game honours for the Trojans, while Thomas LeGallais countered with 20 points and nine rebounds to be named Mount Allison’s player of the game.

Game 7: Nomades de Montmorency 95, VIU Mariners 80

For the second straight game, CCAA All-Canadian Kevin Civil led the Nomades with 31 points en route to Player of the Game honours for Montmorency, while VIU’s Kaz Kobayashi countered with a team-high 26 points.

Solid defense and patient offence had the Nomades off to a great start, taking a 46-33 lead going into halftime.

In the third quarter, VIU dug in and battled hard, cutting Montmorency’s lead to 66-63, ending the quarter on a 17-13 run.

Civil sealed the victory for the Nomades after pulling up for a three to put them up 14 with 3:45 remaining.

Game 8: Sheridan Bruins 93, Holland Hurricanes 81

The Hurricanes came out firing in front of their home crowd, building a 14-0 lead in the game’s first four minutes.

However, the Bruins battled back, cutting Holland College’s lead to 46-43 lead going into halftime.

Sheridan jumped out of the gate in the third quarter, building a double-digit lead before the Hurricanes came back, with a Chicken Whyley slam giving Holland College a 66-65 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

However, the Bruins kept their perfect season intact, taking the lead late in the fourth and not looking back.

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