GW Graham grad helps Calgary Dinos win U-Sports basketball championship

Lucas Mannes produced big moments off the bench as the Dinos won their 1st ever basketball title.

Chilliwack’s Lucas Mannes hit two massive three pointers in the closing minutes, helping his Calgary Dinos win their first ever U-Sports mens basketball championship.

Mannes and company tipped off against the Ryerson Rams Sunday at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mannes played 19 minutes off the bench, producing eight critical points in a 79-77 win.

It was Mannes dropping a long range bomb to put his Dinos up 76-70 with 59 seconds to go, the capper on a huge playoff run for the Grizzly grad.

Three days earlier Mannes played the game of his life in a 78-76 quarter-final win over the Brock Badgers.

The guard came off the bench and contributed 16 points and five rebounds and delivered the quote of the year in a post-game presser.

“It’s mostly the moustache,” the 23 year old said, referring to the facial hair above his upper lip. “To be honest, I’ve been wanting to shave it for a while. My girlfriend hates it. My mom won’t even really watch on TV right now, but we keep winning. We’re 8-0 since I started growing it.

“It’s not much, but for me this is really good. I’m proud of it.”

He finished the presser with a promise that his girlfriend and mother might find very concerning now that the Dinos have the title.

“If we win it all,” Mannes said. “I might have to keep it for life.”

Mannes transferred to Calgary for this season after spending three with the Trinity Western Spartans. In 26 regular season and playoff appearances the six-foot-two Chilliwackian averaged 10 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

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