CAPERS Clinch Playoff Berth

CAPERS Clinch Playoff Berth

CBU 78  STFX 73

 

Sydney, NS – The CAPERS earned a hard-fought home victory 78-73 over the St.Francis Xavier X-men on Thursday night at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. The CAPERS were led by 2nd-year guard  Osman Omar (Mississauga, ON) with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Paul Watson (Mississauga, ON) had another strong rebounding game with 12 rebounds to go along with his 9 points. St.FX received a double-double from Thomas Legallais with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a losing cause. Daniel Passey, Atik Gilao, Justin Andrew and Tristen Ross also scored in double digits. 

Turning point – The game was tight all the way through with Cape Breton holding a small lead almost the entire way. The CAPERS biggest advantage came in the second quarter when they outscored the X-Men 23-17.

 

Individual Leaders

  • Omar led all scorers with 27 points
  • Watson led all players with 12 rebounds
  • Watson also had a game-high 12 assists.
  • Legallais drained three 3-pointers. 

 

News & Notes

 

The Subway Player of the Game was CBU's, Osman Omar.

 

The CAPERS improve their record to 8-10 with 24 points, sit in 4th place and have clinched a playoff spot.   

The X-men fall to 6-12, with 20 points and are currently in 5th place. 

 

The CAPERS next game is Saturday, February 16th as they travel to Antigonish to play ST.FX again. Tip-off at 8 pm and can be seen on AUStv.ca