#2 St. FX: No game this weekend, will play next Saturday at home against Dalhousie.
After a weekend in which they struggled against the Alberta Golden Bears, the #3 UBC Thunderbirds responded with two convincing wins over the Winnipeg Wesmen on Friday and Saturday night. Friday’s game saw the T-Birds overcome a three-point barrage from Winnipeg, who made 14 treys. UBC got 42 points from their bench, including 18 from Nathan Yu, while Josh Whyte led the Thunderbirds with 20 points and six helpers in a 98-81 win. Saturday saw another offensive onslaught from the Vancouverites, who shot a blistering 58 per cent in a 114-86 blowout. Yu led the team with 22 points, while Doug Plumb added 21.
Other Top 10 Scores:
#4 Concordia: Were upset 97-91 by Laval on Friday, but responded with a 79-67 win over UQAM on Saturday on the strength of 25 points from Kyle Desmarais.
#5 Saskatchewan: Blew out Lethbridge 93-61 behind 28 from transfer guard Rejean Chabot on Friday, then put away the Pronghorns again on Saturday 107-90 as Chabot once again led the way with
#6 Laval: As mentioned, knocked off the higher-seeded Concordia on Friday behind Xavier Baribeau’s ridiculous shooting night. Baribeau went 8/11 from the land beyond and netted 26 points, and the Rouge-et-Or shot 53 per cent overall on the night.
#7 Western Ontario: Had a good news-bad news weekend in Toronto, dominating Ryerson 88-57 on Friday, but getting dummied 92-64 by U of T on Saturday.
#8 Trinity Western: Completed two blowout wins, crushing Regina 100-60 on Friday and 79-55 on Saturday.
#9 Windsor: Came away from a Toronto trip with two wins: 81-69 over Toronto on Friday and 87-82 over Ryerson on Saturday.
#10 Ottawa: Made their visit to the top-10 a short one, falling 79-68 to Waterloo on Friday and getting smoked 91-71 by Laurier on Saturday. Star Warren Ward played just two minutes on Friday and not at all on Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury on Friday morning.