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Good Things Come In Sevens On Home Court

Second-year centre, #7 Wyatt Anders clarified his billing as the prominent big-man in the MCAC on Saturday afternoon, registering 30 points, 20 rebounds and 5 steals, leading CMU’s to a seventh-consecutive win 76-59 over Red River College.

It is truly a “pick your poison” for the Blazers opponents. The Rebels managed to slow Anders down on Friday night, but suffered 56 combined points from Jacob and Nick Miller in a 10-point loss. A day later, the Rebels held the Blazers dynamic duo to 17 and 7 points respectively, but saw the 2011 conference co-MVP emerge on both ends of the court.

CMU outscored their conference rivals in every quarter en route to the home win. Corey Neufeld led the Rebels in scoring with 24 points on 11-for-16 shooting. First-year forward Sean Baergen dropped 16 points in support and was a defensive presence for CMU, holding Mike Hebert to only 9 points after dropping 30 on Friday night.

It was the final regular season meeting of the year for the long-time MCAC rivals. This season the Blazer swept the three-time defending MCAC men’s champions 4-0, a level of dominance unmatched in recent years for CMU.

The win also pushes CMU into first-place in the MCAC men’s basketball standings, at least for the time being. The Assiniboine Cougars pulled off a major upset on Saturday afternoon, dumping the College Wesmen at the Duckworth Centre 72-70.

CMU and the University of Winnipeg meet at the Loewen Athletic Centre on January 28th at 4pm in a game that will enjoy provincial-attention. The match-up was recently voted the MCAC’s Game of the Month for January.




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