The Fort St. John Senior Flyers lost suffered their third loss in four games on Saturday night, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Hythe Mustangs. Tied 3-3 heading into the third period, the Flyers took a lead on a Jeff Fast goal 7 minutes in. But, in a familiar storyline, the Mustangs scored three straight even-strength goals in the third, to win the game 6-4.Ian Munro, Bryan Lewis, and Paul Weins scored the other Flyer goals, while Brenan Rycroft (2), Marty Jones, Mike Lefley, and Ryan Lizzotte responded for Hythe. Lizzotte secured the win with an empty-netter with 36 seconds remaining in regulation.- Advertisement -It was the second time this season the Mustangs have beaten the Flyers at the North Peace Arena, the other being a shootout win on Nov. 21st. The Flyers beat Hythe 5-4 in Fort St. John on January 9th, and will look to respond when they visit Hythe on Thursday Jan. 21st. You can hear Thursday’s game live on Moose FM starting with the pre-game show at 8:15pm.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – First came the rejection, then the dejection for UCLA. Florida outshot, outswatted and most notably outdefended the Bruins to win its first national basketball championship, 73-57 Monday night. The Bruins (32-7) had their 12-game winning streak snapped one short of claiming what would have been the school’s record 12th national championship. Now, they’ll have to be content with staring up at the 11 blue-and-gold banners already hanging in Pauley Pavilion, where nothing less than a national championship is even noted. Another downer for the Bruins faithful occurred before the tip-off when word came that John Wooden had been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons in Los Angeles. The 95-year-old Hall of Fame coach, who guided UCLA to 10 of those titles, planned to watch the game and was expected to be released from the hospital in a couple of days. Wooden couldn’t have liked what he saw. Florida did to UCLA what the Bruins had done to each of their previous opponents in the NCAA tournament. The Gators played tenacious defense, forcing eight of UCLA’s 12 turnovers in the first half, and intimidated the Bruins inside with their bigger front line of Corey Brewer, Joakim Noah and Al Horford. Noah especially had his way. He tore through the lane and dunked at will, swatted away shots and ripped rebounds out of the Bruins’ hands. The son of former French Open tennis champion Yannick Noah set a championship-game record for blocks with six. He also had 16 points and nine rebounds. All the swagger that usually defines the tradition-heavy Bruins belonged to Florida. The Gators dunked with abandon, leaving humiliated UCLA defenders in their wake. The gritty defense adopted by the Bruins under third-year coach Ben Howland was nowhere to be seen. Playing catch-up most of the way, the Bruins didn’t try a full-court press until the closing minutes. It had no effect. And forget about second shots. Most of UCLA’s misses ended up in the Gators’ hands. The Bruins shot 36 percent from the floor and 17 percent from 3-point range. Florida shot 44 percent from the field and 31 percent from long-range. Ryan Hollins, so stellar in the post during UCLA’s season-ending run, was powerless to stop the shorter, lighter and more energized Noah. Brewer helped out Noah and Horford down low, then stepped out to the 3-point line to take away anything UCLA tried from there. The Bruins had held three of their previous five tournament opponents to 45 points or less, but the Gators scored 36 in the first half. UCLA was lucky to be down just 11 at the break after being overwhelmed in every area but rebounding, where the Bruins had seven more boards. Of their two main offensive threats, only Jordan Farmar scored in the first half, leading the Bruins with 12 points. Arron Afflalo missed all three shots he took in the half, and didn’t score until he hit two free throws with 11 1/2 minutes left in the game. Farmar finished with 18 points. Hollins, Afflalo and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 10 points each. Hollins and Mbah a Moute had 10 rebounds each. The Bruins opened the second half with a ruinous sequence. Mbah a Moute, who had 17 points and nine rebounds in a semifinal rout of LSU, missed a jumper and none of the Bruins rebounded. Their next trip down, Farmar was forced into an off-balance jumper that missed. On their third possession, Afflalo missed a 3-pointer. During the same stretch, Lee Humphrey and Brewer combined to hit three consecutive 3-pointers that pushed Florida’s lead to 45-27. Back-to-back dunks by Noah and Chris Richard put the Bruins into a 20-point hole they never dug out of. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!