The Dinos overcame an 11-point first half deficit before tying the game at 32 entering the half. The third quarter started with a 18-5 Calgary run, to pace them to the first round victory.
"Our focus in the second half was to get hungrier and we did that," said Ross Bekkering. "We ended up rolling the momentum into our offence."
For the Stingers, their on-court and off-court leader is fifth-year forward Dwayne Buckley. It was his third trip to Nationals. He had 19 points to lead the Stingers.
"We knew they were a big, athletic team," Buckley said. "We did a good job in the first quarter but then they got dunks and started feeling it offensively. When a team starts feeling it, they get hard to stop."
The Stingers cut the lead to four late in the fourth quarter, but couldn't complete the comeback.
"It was too much. It is tough to come back against a team like that. Their run was a lot bigger than ours and that was the difference."
"In the second half we exerted our physical play. When we play that style we are more successful. In the first we settled for more jump shots," Ross Bekkering said.
Calgary now faces the winner of UBC-Dalhousie while Concordia gets the loser in the consolation final.