Vikes triumph over ailing Dinos in CIS hoops

RYAN MACKINNON LED the UVic Vikes to victory over Keenan Milburn and the Calgary Dinos. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
RYAN MACKINNON LED the UVic Vikes to victory over Keenan Milburn and the Calgary Dinos.
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The UVic Vikes proved too much to handle for the Calgary Dinos in CIS Canada West men's basketball action Friday (Nov. 25) in Calgary.

Bragging rights in the Comox Valley showdown went to Ryan MacKinnon of Comox as the former Highland Raider led UVic with 15 points as the Vikes downed the Dinos 75-63.

Former Isfeld Ice stalwart Keenan Milburn of Royston had two points for the injury-plagued Dinos, who led 21-17 after one quarter but trailed 41-28 at the half thanks to a 17-0 run.

MacKinnon hit three three-pointers and now has 27 on the season. Both MacKinnon and Milburn are fifth-year guards for their respective teams.

The No. 6 ranked Vikes improved to 7-0 while the Dinos are now 2-5.

On Saturday night in Alberta, the Vikes ran their record to 8-0 in conference play with a 90-59 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

MacKinnon notched a game-high 23 points along with three steals and an assist in the victory. The Vikes drained 10 of 11 treys in the opening half. They led 27-13 after the opening quarter and led 53-29 at the halftime break.

Also on Saturday, the Dinos surprised the No. 4-ranked UBC Thunderbirds 92-85 in Calgary to improve their record to 3-5. Milburn had a big night with 11 points and three assists.





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