Golden Bears Basketball
OTTAWA (U SPORTS) – Brody Clarke, Tyus Jefferson and Adam Paige scored in double figures during the Golden Bears decisive 71-61 victory over Calgary on Saturday in their men’s consolation semifinal game at the 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships on March 7 at the Ravens Nest.
Lead the Bears in points, Brody Clarke sunk 19-points, while Dwan Williams added nine points, four rebounds and three assists. U SPORTS Player of the Year Brett Layton had 22 points and 16 rebounds in a losing cause for Calgary.
Alberta shot 43.3 per cent from the field and 13.3 per cent from three, compared to Calgary’s 32.4 per cent shooting and 27.6 percent from beyond the arc.
It was a slow start to the match, as both teams exchanged points and the lead throughout the first quarter. However, the second was a different story as the Dinos started by jumping out to a 10-point lead early and by the half they lead 31-25.
Alberta continued to trail well into the second, before taking a single point lead midway through the fourth and final quarter. The Bears carried all the momentum in the final minutes and securing the 71-61 win to advance to move on at the U SPORTS Championships
With the win, Alberta advances to play the winner of Ottawa and Bishop’s on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT at the Ravens Nest, while Calgary ends their season with an overall record of 19-5 in regular season, conference playoff and U SPORTS Championship action.
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