Hometown hoopster gives Bisons men all they can handle

The Calgary Dinos and Manitoba Bisons split a two-game series to open the 2012-13 Canada West men’s basketball season.

The Dinos picked up an 87-78 victory on Friday, in large part due to the spectacular play of Winnipeg native Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson. The third-year point guard led all players with 33 points.

In post-game comments, Bison guard Jonar Huertas explained that the Bisons needed to do a better job covering Ogungbemi-Jackson; he burned them all night long, going 7-for-7 from beyond the arc.

In the rematch, the Bisons did a better job containing Ogungbemi-Jackson – although he still led the Dinos with 21 points. Five Manitoba players finished with over ten points as the Bisons evened the series with a 76-68 win, and the team improved their overall shooting by five percentage points.

With a 1-1 record, the Bisons will look to improve their record against the winless Brandon Bobcats. Both the men and women’s teams will play their first home games of the regular season, Nov. 9 and 10 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. The women play at 6:00 p.m. each night, with the men’s games tipping off at 8:00 p.m..