Going For GOLD MBB !!

March 15th, 2015

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National Semi-Final ...  VIU Mariners 92, Mohawk Mountaineers 88

The VIU Mariners, of Nanaimo BC, downed the host Mohawk Mountaineers in a thrilling semi-final matchup to end the second day.  Both teams came out with a run and gun approach and at the end of the first quarter, VIU led 27-26. They increased that lead slightly, ending the first half ahead 44-39, although the Mountaineers had clawed back from a 10 point hole.

The teams continued to trade blows after the break, with Mohawk on top 65-64 after the third. That set up an edge of your seat final 10 minutes when Mohawk turned the tables and went up by six points (81-75) on a three pointer from Matt Fennell. However with five minutes still remaining, the Mariners regrouped with a 13-0 run for an 88-81 lead. Mohawk fought back to within two points and Jeff Hunt hit the rim on his attempt to tie the game in the dying seconds but VIU held the hosts off on route to a four point decision.

The Mariners' Player of the Game, Justin King led his squad with 23 points and Chris Parker had 20.  For Mohawk, Fennell was their top man with 27 points and eight rebounds while Matt Savel added 15 points.  

The VIU-Humber gold medal final will be played at 8:30 p.m. WATCH LIVE AT CCAA.TV