Aiden Warnholtz had a game-high 29 factors and the defending champion Carleton Ravens held on for a 73-71 win over the UQAM Citadins on the opening day of the U Sports males’s Final 8 basketball championship.
The Citadins had their probabilities on the finish of the sport to ship the perennial powerhouse packing, however could not pull off the upset.
Bahide Haidara stole the ball with 22 seconds remaining to arrange Kevin Civil for a three-pointer that missed.
Haidara then missed on an try from long-range with 4 seconds left. Civil acquired an offensive rebound, however his missed his three-point try on the closing buzzer.
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U Sports Men’s National Basketball Championship QF: Carleton Ravens vs. UQAM Citadins
The Ravens, who’re looking for their fourth straight nationwide title and seventeenth general, entered the event because the third seed after shedding the Ontario University Athletics closing to the rival Ottawa Gee-Gees.
UQAM, winner of the RESQ convention, entered because the sixth seed.
Warnholtz added six an assists and a steal and was 4-of-8 from three.
Grant Shephard added 18 factors, eight rebounds and two blocks for Carleton
Civil led the Citadins with 19 factors, whereas Elie Karojo added 18.
Carleton will face the second-ranked Gee-Gees in Saturday’s semifinals. Ottawa had little bother shifting on with a 91-70 win over No. 7 Winnipeg.
Guillaume Pepin had a game-high 22 factors for the Gee-Gees, with Kevin Otoo and Cole Newton including 15 apiece.
Mikhail Mikhailov paced Winnipeg with 20 factors and 10 rebounds.
Ottawa took management of the sport early with a 23-11 first quarter, ending the body with a 13-2 run.
StFX, Victoria advance to Final 4
Fourth-ranked St. Francis Xavier X-Men grabbed a 65-35 lead on the half then cruised to a 107-98 victory over the fifth-ranked Queen’s Gaels.
David Muenkat led the X-Men with 27 factors, whereas Deon Ejim added 19.
Cole Syllas led Queen’s with 18 factors and Brandon Aultman chipped in with 17.
The Gaels outscored the X-Men 39-28 within the closing quarter however could not shut the hole.
In the ultimate sport of the night time, Victoria Vikes squeaked previous the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers 93-92.
Diego Maffia scored 40 factors for Victoria, whereas Izzy Helman added 15.
Kamari Scott led the Panthers with 32, whereas Elijah Miller added 24.
The Vikes led 53-47 on the half and the sport stayed shut proper to the ultimate buzzer.