WINNIPEG, MB - A Manitoba Bison was selected as one of the Three Stars of the Week in the Canada West conference. Justus Alleyn was named the second star.
The Bison men’s basketball fifth year guard and co-captain Alleyn, continued to add to his incredible fifth and final season with the Bisons, as he was a major contributor in rallying the team to a 82-76 come-from-behind playoff victory against the Brandon Bobcats.
Alleyn, a 6-3, 200 lbs. guard, finished with 31 points on 9-of-23 shooting plus 9-of-14 from the foul line, while adding seven rebounds, one assist, steal and block in 39 minutes of action.
The Montreal native saved one of his best games of the season when the Bisons needed it the most. Down 40-35 at half, Alleyn poured in 20 points alone in the crucial third period, as the home side outscored the visitors by a 27-13 margin, erasing the deficit and continuing the momentum into the fourth.
Alleyn was the Canada West scoring leader this season, with his playoff performance marking the fifth time in 2017-18 that he posted 30 or more points in a game.
The Bisons now play at No. 4 UBC in a Canada West best-of-three quarter-final series running from Feb. 15-17.
With files from Chris Zuk - University of Manitoba
Photo - gobisons.ca