By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
THE Atlantic University Sport men’s basketball championship featured several Bahamian players in the conference tournament finale.
Jordan Wilson, Shamar Burrows and the Dalhousie Tigers pulled off the biggest upset of the season with a 65-55 win over Qyemah Gibson - the top seeded St Mary’s Huskies yesterday at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ollen Smith is also a member of the Huskies coaching staff.
This is the Tigers’ fourth AUS title in five years.
Both the Tigers and the Huskies will represent the AUS at next weekend’s U SPORTS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship which is being hosted by Dalhousie also at the Scotiabank Centre.
The Tigers’ run to the title included wins over the Memorial Red Hawks and the UNB Reds.
Wilson finished with nine points, six rebounds and five assists in an 83-59 win over Memorial in the quarter-finals. Burrows added six points and four rebounds. Wilson scored six points in the second quarter for Dalhousie to push their lead to 16 at the half. In the semi-finals, the Tigers scored an 81-75 win over UNB.
Wilson had one of his best games of the season with a double double - 12 points and 11 rebounds - while Burrows finished with six points and three rebounds.
St Mary’s had a first-round bye as the conference’s top seed after they finished the regular season 19-1 with their only loss of the season at the hands of the Reds in the season finale. They defeated the Cape Breton Capers, 73-60.
Azaro Roker and the St Francis X-Men were the No.5 seed in the tournament, but were eliminated in the quarter-finals by the Capers, 89-66.
Roker finished with six points and a game high 12 rebounds in the loss.