Sunday, March 18, 2012
The University of Regina’s women’s basketball team mounted a spirited fourth-quarter comeback but couldn’t overcome a deficit that reached as many as 22 points, losing to the host Calgary Dinos 75-66 on Saturday night in the quarterfinals at the CIS Championship. The Cougars will now take on Acadia in the consolation semifinals on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., while Calgary will meet Windsor in the semifinals on Sunday night.
The Regina Pats were thumped 7-2 in Brandon Saturday night in the final game of the 2011-12 regular season. Dryden Hunt and Dyson Stevenson scored for the Pats who lost both ends of the home-and-home series. The Pats finish the regular season in 7th-place in the WHL's Eastern Conference and will play Moose Jaw in round one of the playoffs. Here are the first-round match-ups:
(1)Edmonton vs (8) Kootenay
(2)Moose Jaw vs (7) Regina
(3)Calgary vs (6) Brandon
(4)Medicine Hat vs (5) Saskatoon
In the NHL Saturday night: James Reimer was solid in net again, making 29 saves in Toronto's 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. It was the second win in a row for the Maple Leafs goaltender ... Josh Bailey was the shootout hero as the New York Islanders edged the Canadiens 3-2 in Montreal ... Dmitry Kulikov returned from a knee injury and scored the winning shootout goal as the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2.
The Regina Hornets are in the championship final of the Jeff Jurgens Basketball Classic in Glasgow, MT however their opponent has yet to be named. Tip-off is 4:00 pm at the Glasow Civic Center.
In the NBA Saturday night: C.J. Watson scored 20 points and Joakim Noah added 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 89-80 win over the Philadelphia 76ers ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-99 victory over San Antonio.
Captain Torsten Frings was forced to leave Toronto F-C's MLS season opener in Seattle. The former German international limped off the pitch with the trainer calling for a substitute at the 23rd minute.
Vin Scully will no longer be calling Los Angeles Dodgers games in Colorado this season as the revered announcer is scaling back his workload and travel schedule entering his 63rd season with the team.
(With files from the Canadian Press and Cougar Athletics)