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MBB | Second-half surge leaves Wesmen on losing end at Alberta

Will Sesay looks to attack the basket during Wesmen men's basketball action at Alberta, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (Photo: CombatCaptured/Alberta Athletics)
Will Sesay looks to attack the basket during Wesmen men's basketball action at Alberta, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (Photo: CombatCaptured/Alberta Athletics)

EDMONTON — The Winnipeg Wesmen were outscored 46-31 in the second half and dropped their first decision of the conference season Friday night.

The Wesmen men's basketball team had a nine-point second-half lead but the Alberta Golden Bears went on a late run to secure an 84-72 Canada West conference victory.

Winnipeg (2-1) was outscored 24-19 in the third quarter and 23-12 in the fourth as Alberta improved to 3-0.

Narcisse Ambanza had 19 points, six rebounds and two steals to lead the Wesmen. Don Dayrit added 13 points.

Dwan Williams led four Bears players in double figures with a game-high 20 points. Tyus Jefferson added 14, Ivan Ikomey and Adam Paige 11 each and Andre Kelly 10.

The Wesmen shot 27 of 63 from the field, 6-for-23 from three and 12-for-21 from the free-throw line.

Alberta was 31-for-73, 8-for-24 and 14-for-18.

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