Bekkering brothers stand tall in Dinos win over Buckley's, Concordia

Ross Bekkering had 26 points and 15 rebounds while brother Henry had 25 points for the No. 2 Calgary Dinos to pace their 76-67 Quarterfinal win over the No. 7 Concordia Stingers.

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.
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  1. No question, the Bekkering Bros. give Calgary an imposing front court, maybe one of the most intimidating ever.
    However, their Achilles Heel is their PGs.
    Even in defeat, Concordia showed how his team can be beaten.
    Pressure Calgary's guards and they will cough up the ball.
    The Stingers pressed Calgary early and it worked.
    Another problem for Calgary appears to be its FT shooting.
    I think Carleton matches up very well against the Dinos, much more so than UBC.
    You can be sure the Ravens would attack those Dinos point guards with extreme prejudice and the result would be a steady stream of turnovers.