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Lakehead upsets Cape Breton at CIS men`s basketball event

The Canadian Press

3/8/2013 6:32:03 PM

OTTAWA -- Lakehead defeated Cape Breton 74-61 in the opening game of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men`s basketball tournament Friday at Scotiabank Place.

The seventh-seeded Thunderwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for the upset win over the second-seeded University Capers. Fifth-year guard Ben Johnson scored a game-high 25 points for Lakehead.

The Ottawa Gee-Gees booked their place in the semifinals with an 82-70 victory over the McGill Redmen.

The top-ranked Carleton Ravens will play No. 8 Victoria later in the day and the No. 4 UBC Thunderbirds were to meet the fifth-seeded Acadia Axemen.

Carleton has won the championship in eight of the past 10 years.