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East (Laval) Sebastien Levesque, in centre is congratulated by teammates (Toronto) Jonathan Wright, on left and (Queens) John Aprile on the right after scoring a touchdown in overtime as West (Manitoba) Pete Adams walks away during the CIS East-West Bowl in London, Ont., Saturday, May 7, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)
East (Laval) Sebastien Levesque, in centre is congratulated by teammates (Toronto) Jonathan Wright, on left and (Queens) John Aprile on the right after scoring a touchdown in overtime as West (Manitoba) Pete Adams walks away during the CIS East-West Bowl in London, Ont., Saturday, May 7, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)

East prevails in CIS All-Star game Add to ...

Laval's Sebastien Levesque scored on a nine-yard touchdown run in overtime to earn the East a 34-27 victory in the ninth annual East-West Bowl all-star game.

Levesque's TD run capped the East's opening possession of overtime. Western quarterback Donnie Marshall couldn't lead the West to a touchdown on its drive at TD Waterhouse.

The East won the game showcasing CIS players eligible for next year's CFL Canadian college draft for the second straight year and third time in four years. But the West still holds an overall 6-3 lead.

The 61 points scored breaks the previous record of 60 set in 2006 when the West prevailed 34-26 in overtime in Quebec City.

The contest went to overtime after McGill's Austin Anderson, who had three field goals for the East, missed from 41 yards out with 15 seconds remaining in regulation time.

Acadia's Kyle Graves and Laval's Bruno Prud'homme split the quarterback duties for the East. Prud'homme finished 9-for-14 passing for 122 yards and added 14 yards rushing with a TD. Graves was 8-for-15 passing for 73 yards and also ran for 29 yards.

Bishop's John Jean-Baptiste was the East's top rusher with 62 yards on nine carries while Concordia's Sanchez Deschamps had three receptions for 82 yards and Saint Mary's Jahmeek Taylor also added three catches for 30 yards.

Marshall was 6-for-13 passing for 127 yards and one touchdown and also ran five times for 57 yards and a TD. McMaster's Kyle Quinlan finished 7-for-11 passing for 94 yards passing with one rushing touchdown for the West.

Regina's Adrian Charles ran nine times for 35 yards while Wilfrid Laurier's Shamawd Chambers had a game-high five catches for 84 yards and a TD. Windsor's Jordan Brescacin had four catches for 79 yards.

 

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