Back in the summer of 2012, Golden Bears basketball coach Barnaby Craddock guaranteed a CIS title for his Golden Bears side. Throughout the year, we’ve been following the team’s success, providing commentary on the Twitter national championship guarantee that was.
In the Golden Bears’ regular season opener, Brandon made a valiant effort in both sides of the double-header, but wound up 0-2 while leaving Edmonton. No matter how much Brandon kicked, screamed and shoved its opponent, the Halloween candy was ever so elusive; someone had eaten it. And that someone was probably a bear, like Winnie the Pooh, Yogi Bear or Bear Grylls. Jordan Baker, one of the country’s young basketball phenoms, had a quiet game one, but then exploded for 28 points in the second leg of the series. Kenny Otieno led scoring in game one and then posted another 13 in the second match-up.
Beginning the year 2-0? Couldn’t ask for anything better. But the first road trip of the regular season awaits: Calgary Dinos are next, on November 8 and 9.