MEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: DAY 2 RECAP
Mar 17, 2017
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Sheridan Bruins are one victory away from their first men's basketball national title since 1990.
Sheridan won its semi-final game 93-81 against CCAA Men's National Basketball Championship host Holland, setting up a showdown against the Nomades de Montmorency.
Sheridan is currently undefeated in OCAA and CCAA regular and post-season play.
CCAA Bronze Quarter-Final #1:Lethbridge Kodiaks 91, George Brown Huskies 68
After struggling offensively in the first quarter, the Kodiaks outscored the Huskies 30-8 in the second frame to take a 48-23 lead going into halftime, and never looked back.
The Kodiaks dominated the second half, leading by 37 points at one but, and cruised to a 91-68 victory.
Grady Taylor paced the seventh-seeded Kodiaks with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists to take Player of the Game honours, while Ted Johnson earned the distinction for the sixth-seeded George Brown, leading the team with 15 points coming off the bench.
CCAA Semi-Final #2: Sheridan Bruins 93, Holland Hurricanes 81
The Hurricanes came out firing in front of their home crowd, building a 14-0 lead in the game’s first four minutes.
However, the Bruins battled back, cutting Holland College’s lead to 46-43 lead going into halftime.
Sheridan jumped out of the gate in the third quarter, building a double-digit lead before the Hurricanes came back, with a Chicken Whyley slam giving Holland College a 66-65 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
However, the Bruins kept their perfect season intact, taking the lead late in the fourth and not looking back.
Source: Holland College/CCAA Communications with files from OCAA Communications