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Third-quarter explosion lifts Lions over Tiger-Cats

Oct 22, 2006 - 6:39 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Mark Washington returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to highlight a 20-point third quarter that carried the BC Lions to a 23-17 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Trailing, 10-3, the Lions took the game over in the third quarter. After Paul McCallum kicked an 18-yard field goal, Washington's interception return gave the Lions a 13-10 lead.

The Lions (12-5) upped their lead to 20-10 when Joe Smith scored on a one-yard touchdown run and McCallum added a 28-yard field goal as time expired in the third quarter.

Smith rushed 10 times for 49 yards while Dave Dickenson completed 11-of-15 passes for 152 yards.

Hamilton quarterback Kevin Eakin completed 10-of-20 passes for 148 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Eakin threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Terry Vaughn in the first quarter.

The Tiger-Cats slipped to 4-14.

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