Raptors trounce Heat and tie record in the process

For the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, they put their best up for show on the road when they dominated the Miami Heat 125-104. The Raptors also tied a franchise-high 21 3-pointers to help with the win.

Point guard Kyle Lowry put up 24 points to go along with 10 assists and forward Pascal Siakam scored 20 points to help push the lead.

The Raptors bench players chipped in there two cents as Jeremy Lin and OG Anunoby each recorded 11 points while guard Norman Powell added 15 points.

“The body was warm. It definitely helps.”

After the game, Lowry commented on why the team was to successful, he said “Good weather. The body was warm. It definitely helps… but we just came out with a composed mentality. We knew who we’re going up against, and those guys are hard to play.”

After two tough losses to Houston and Detroit the Raptors bounced back as they start their road trip with a win in south beach.

-Connor Gunn

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Trojans men’s basketball team advance to CCAA National Championship

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team has won the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Championship for the third time in a row. The win has gave the Trojans their 15th ACAC title and is now advancing to play in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Championship (CCAA) hosted in Vancouver by Langara College. The team has had an outstanding season of 20 wins and one loss overall.

“Concordia made us fight for everything we got tonight… I couldn’t be more happy”

The Trojans beat Concordia University 95-84 in the final match-up for the title of ACAC champions. The game was well fought out by the athletes and head coach Marty Birky said in a statement after the win that “Concordia made us fight for everything we got tonight… I couldn’t be more happy.” The Trojans will have to keep on fighting for the national title as they haven’t finished they way they had hoped to for the past two years competing in the CCAA Championship.

Erika Rolling

It’s magic number 3 for Trojans

3 is the magic number for the Trojans Men’s basketball team. Not only did the team three-peat as ACAC champions after a title win against Concordia University. John Smith,Charlie Connor and Ian Tevis all have been named to conference all star teams.

The three players were rewarded for their fine seasons and recognized by the league as among the best who suited up this year. John Smith and Charlie Connor took home South Division first team all star selections while Ian Tevis was named to the second team. Both Smith and Connor are eligible to return next season while Tevis will move onto the next chapter of his life.

I’m always smiling and having fun, but I didn’t have that today, I was focused like I have never been before. . . I worked so hard for this.”

Tevis led the Trojans on Saturday night with a game-high 35 points. Not only was he named the Player of the Game for his team, he also walked away with the Tournament MVP award. Tevis said ” I’m always smiling and having fun, but I didn’t have that today, I was focused like I have never been before… I worked so hard for this. I came to SAIT for these games,” finished Tevis. “For me to come out here, and get the job done with this group of guys is really special.”

Up next for the team, they head out to Langley BC for the national tournament where they will aim to have similar success and hopefully be crowned champions once again.

Ryder McKay