Barrie, ON – The Georgian Grizzlies defeated the Niagara Knights 79-66 to advance to the OCAA Men’s Basketball Provincial Championship to be held at Algonquin College from March 1st to 3rd.
The Grizzlies led from start to finish, taking a 39-34 advantage into the break at half. In the fourth quarter, Georgian went on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 69-54 and the Grizzlies cruised home from there.
The Grizzlies had six players score in double figures, while holding Niagara to 27% shooting for the game.
Shane Rowe and Jesse Amaral both had double-doubles for the Grizzlies. Rowe scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, while Amaral had 16 points to go along with his 10 rebounds.
Tevin Goodridge and Mark Brown had 13 points apiece, while Ben Dance added 11 and Nolan Knill 10.
Jimmy Bilenga led the Knights with 21 points.
Georgian will play the Sheridan Bruins in opening round action on Thursday in Ottawa.