Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s team celebrates a win this week at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball championships in Langley. (CCAA photo)

VIU Mariners men’s team takes 2019 national basketball title

Vancouver Island University defeats Sheridan Bruins 85-82 in CCAA national championship

The Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s basketball team is king of the hoops hill.

The Mariners squeaked out an 85-82 win over the Sheridan Bruins at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night, taking home the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national title.

Guard Harry Fayle led the Mariners with 25 points, followed by guard Landon Radliff with 17.

Going into halftime, the Mariners held a 45-38 lead over the Ontario college.

The game went down to the wire, with VIU holding a slim 81-80 lead with 15.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but Radliff sank a pair of free throws to put the team up 83-80. However, the Mariners fouled Bruins’ guard Jemol Edwards with 3.2 seconds left, beyond the three-point line, leading to three free throws for Sheridan and Edwards made two of three.

The Bruins fouled the Mariners on the subsequent possession and Fayle made both free throws to clinch the title for VIU.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Celeb adds star power to Green Party town hall in Nanaimo

Pamela Anderson attended with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

Man involved in beating and tasering over a drug debt to be sentenced in Nanaimo

Colin Damen Gary Lamontagne pleaded guilty to charges, including aggravated assault

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP to host series of community meetings

First meeting is scheduled for July 18 at the North Oyster Community Centre

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appeal court decision on plastic bags misguided

Province should support municipalities’ efforts to take environmental action, says letter writer

Three vehicles collide behind Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre

No one hurt in accident Wednesday morning

Three vehicles collide behind Nanaimo’s Country Club Centre

No one hurt in accident Wednesday morning

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Nanaimo mom says she will go to court to try to get allegedly abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown says her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Most Read