Acadia will play for fifth place Sunday at the Canadian men’s basketball championship in Halifax.
The Axemen advanced to the game by outscoring Lakehead 30-14 in the fourth quarter for a come-from behind 84-75 victory Saturday afternoon.
Acadia led by five after the first and went to the locker room with a three-point halftime lead.
It disappeared in the third as the Thunderwolves won the quarter 28-18 for a seven-point advantage heading to the final frame.
But the Axemen refused to rollover and came away with the nine-point victory.
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Owen Klassen led the way for the Axemen with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Anthony Ashe and Anthony Sears each had 17 points while Jonathan Tull added 10.
Acadia will play Ryerson Sunday at 11 a.m. in the fifth-place game. Ryerson defeated Concordia 84-80 Saturday.
Fraser Valley was to play Carleton at 6 p.m. in semifinal play while Alberta and St. F.X. were scheduled for an 8:15 p.m. tipoff.
The championship final will take place at 4:30 p.m.