2003 WESMEN CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS
University Men's Championship Final (8:00 p.m.)
Badgers Thwart Wesmen Hopes for Classic Championship
A late surge by the Wesmen fell short as the Brock Badgers escaped with a 70-69 win in the University Men's Championship Final of the 2003 MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic. A crowd of 1900 was treated to an exciting game, but went home disappointed when the Wesmen couldn't score on their final possession. A driving lay-up by Kevin French with 6:08 left capped a 12-2 run and gave Brock their largest lead of the game 68-57. But the Winnipeg turned on the defensive pressure and the Badgers only managed two more points the rest of the way, barely hanging on as the
Wesmen outscored them 10-2 down the stretch. Brock, winners of their first ever Wesmen Classic Championship after a number of tournament appearances, was led by Tournament All-star Kevin French's 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, while Tournament MVP Kevin Stienstra added 18 points, 10 boards and 3 assists. Winnipeg got a game high 24 points and 3 assists from Tournament All-star Dave Brar and 11 points from rookie Matt Opalko.
37th MTS Mobility All-Star Team
MVP - Kevin Stienstra - Brock
High School Varsity Boys Final (6:00 p.m.)
Gophers bury Raiders, win first Classic Championship
The Garden City Fighting Gophers jumped out to a 16-4 lead - and never looked back in a 74-59 victory over the Oak Park Raiders in the High School Varsity Boys Final of the 2003 MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic played at the Duckworth Centre on Tuesday night. The Fighting Gophers led 32-20 at the half and kept the Raiders in check the rest of the contest for the 15 point victory, and their first ever Wesmen Classic Championship. Tournament All-star Bradley Lozaga was tops for the Fighting Gophers, hitting for 21 points, while teammate, and Tournament MVP Myron Dean added 19 points. Ryan Roper, another Tournament All-star led all scorers with 29 points in a losing cause for Oak Park.
High School Tournament All-stars
MVP - Myron Dean - Garden City Fighting Gophers
University Men's 7th place game (12:15 p.m.)
Hawks top 'Horns in Close Battle
Lethbridge guard Ryan Reed drained a long-distance 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining to cut the Golden Hawk lead to 2, but that was as close as they would come as Laurier defeated the Pronghorns 60-55 in the 7th place game of the MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic. The two evenly matched teams went to halftime tied at 37, but Laurier opened up a 10 point lead in the second half before Lethbridge made a push in the closing minutes. Laurier's balanced offence was led by Todd Cooney and Rob Innes, who had 11 points apiece, while Reed led all scorers with 19 for Lethbridge.
University Men's Consolation Final (2:15 p.m.)
Dinos feast on Sea-Hawks in consolation final
The Calgary Dinos built a 14 point halftime lead and never looked back as they disposed of the Memorial Sea-Hawks 102-76 to win the consolation championship of the 2003 MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic on Tuesday afternoon. Calgary, who shot 63% from the field, looked very strong offensively, racking up 23 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half. 6 Dinos were in double figures for scoring, led by Chris Wright's 30 points off of 11-13 shooting. Aman Heran and Sean Newland added 14 apiece. Justin Halleran had a fantastic game for Memorial with 32 points and 6 rebounds, including 4 for 7 from behind the arc and a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line.
University Men's Third Place (4:15 p.m.)
Queen's bests Bisons
A tough inside hoop by Ben Doornekamp with a 1:47 left in the game gave Queen's a four point lead and the Golden Gaels were able to finish the Manitoba Bisons off from the line in a 63-57 win in the third place game of the 2003 MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic on Tuesday. The Golden Gaels led 35-32 at the half and opened up an eight point lead with seven minutes left in the contest, but Manitoba hung around to make things interesting in the end. The inside-outside scoring punch of foward Doornekamp and guard Will Featherstonaugh fuelled the Queen's attack as Doornekamp had 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 4 assists, while Featherstonaugh added 20 points as well. Manitoba saw 13 points from both Ryan Dulder and Chris Hildebrand.
High School Varsity Boys Consolation Final (9:00 a.m.)
All signs point to Zodiac win
Ian Milne's 23 points led the Garden Valley Zodiacs to a 79-68 win over the J.H. Bruns Broncos in the Consolation Final in the High School Varsity Boys Section of the 37th MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic on Tuesday. Garden Valley led 46-24 at the half and kept up the double-digit margin until a Bronco rally got them to within 6 points. But a dunk by Milne after a diving save by James Schiels gave the Zodiacs a nine point lead with just over two minutes remaining, taking the wind out of the Bronco sails, and giving Garden Valley the momentum they needed to finish the contest on top. Schiels and Diego Leoz Toboada added 15 points each to the Zodiac total, while J.H. Brun's Cyril Indome led all scorers with 30 points.
High School Varsity Boys Third Place (10:45 a.m.)
Buckeyes beat up on Clippers
The Miles Mac Buckeyes finished off their 2003 MTS Mobility Wesmen Classic on a positive note, knocking off the Kelvin Clippers 77-62 in the third place game played at the Duckworth Centre on Tuesday. The Buckeyes led 37-19 at the half and kept the Clippers in check the rest of the way for the victory. Robert Tibbs had 16 points to lead the Buckeyes. Damir Osmanovic checked in with 18 points for Kelvin.