Tigers and Axemen Fall
It was a tight game with neither team able to pull out to a big lead. Dal big man Joseph Schow led the way in the first half with thirteen points and six boards, staking the Tigers to a one point lead going into half. But in the end the Huskies were too much downing the Tigers 91-79.
The Saskatchewan Huskies rode a strong third quarter from Rejean Chabot to retake the lead going into the final frame.
Dalhousie failed to get the same offensive production from Schow in the second half. They abandoned the screen and roll game that got them the halftime lead. Instead they tried to rely on Schow’s low post game.
Simon Farine, AUS Championship MVP from the previous week, had 16 of his 22 points in the second half, but little else was added to him and Schow in the second half.
The Huskies meanwhile continued to get strong performances from their big 4. Nolan Brudehl, Michael Lieffers, Chabot and especially Jamelle Barrett continued their strong balanced attack and slowly began to put some distance between them and the Tigers.
Barrett, the Canada West MVP, took over the game in the fourth finishing with a dominating 27 points and 11 assists. He put the final nail in the Tigers coffin with a “HON candidate” behind-the-back pass that resulted in a three-point play (don’t tell TSN I used that – they’re touchy).
In the end it seemed that depth was the difference was too much for Dalhousie. Saskatchewan pulled away in the fourth and Dal couldn’t keep up.
In early action:
Acadia – 77
UBC – 96
Lakehead – 74
Trinity Western – 82