Saturday, 6 January 2007

Saturday, January 6th, 2007 Game Schedule and Previews

Late scores and reports from Canada West
UBC (12-0) 73, Simon Fraser (7-6) 61: In front of 1,200 fans at UBC, Bryson Kool and Jason Birring each had 16 points while Aaron Christensen had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds as UBC jumped out to a 10 point halftime lead and cruised to the win. Box Score and Game Report from UBC site
Brandon (9-2) 77, Fraser Valley (2-11) 69: UCFV, playing at home, fell behind by 13 at halftime and by as many as 17. They were able to bring it back to 6 but couldn't get over the hump as the Bobcats pick up an important road win. Adam Hartman (pictured) led 3 'Cats in double figures with 17 while Jamie Vaughan led all scorers with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Box Score and Game Story from UCFV site
More on the Alberta at Calgary game from Friday Scott Gordon scores 29 in Alberta's win over Calgary PLUS Go Dinos web site
Winless Thompson Rivers was only down 3 at half against Regina but then fell in the second half Box Score
Andrew Spagrud's 41 points lead Saskatchewan (pictured) from

MY MISTAKE: Trinity Western at Victoria is actually tonight at 11 PM and then Sunday at 6:15 PM (both games Eastern time)

For more on all of last night's games coast-to-coast, click HERE

Another great day and night of CIS action ahead. Some key games to watch: in Ontario West, Mac faces Brock in a rivalry game at 4 PM; in the QSSF at Montreal where a rested McGill Redmen squad meets cross-town rival Concordia Stingers, coming off a tight 2 point victory at Laval, also at 4 PM; in the Nation's Capital, an OUA East tilt in which the Varsity Blues visit Ottawa as Coaches Katz and DeAveiro, former coaches together at Humber College, renew their rivalry; and a full slate of Canada West games including the second of the home-and-homes between UBC and Simon Fraser and Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Games Available Via the Internet or other (all games Eastern time):

3 PM Western at Guelph (Rogers cable TV in London and Grand River - may be tape delayed until 8 PM)
4 PM McMaster at Brock (Mac radio) click on web cast and and Cogeco Cable TV in St. Catherines
7 PM UPEI at St.FX (St.FX video) X web cast
8 PM Toronto at Ottawa STREAMING SPORTS NETWORK: Gee-Gees Web Cast also available on Rogers Cable 22 in the Ottawa area on tape delay beginning at 10:30 PM (GAME WILL ALSO BE SHOWN ON ROGERS IN TORONTO LIVE!!)
9 PM Manitoba at Winnipeg (radio CFRW) click where appropriate
9:15 PM UBC at Simon Fraser (radio CiTR) UBC at Simon Fraser
11 PM Trinity Western at UVic (UVic radio) TWU vs. UVic

7 PM UNB (1-5) at Cape Breton (4-1): In a four point game, the struggling UNB Varsity Reds face the Capers in Cape Breton where they are always tough. The Nelson division is very tight at the top with Acadia's win last night at St.Mary's and the Capers, with a 4 point win, can come out of the weekend at no worse than a tie for first place with a victory at home.
7 PM UPEI (2-3) at #3 StFX (4-1): In an inter-division matchup, two very athletic teams tangle (game available on webcast see above) in Antigonish. UPEI has already lost twice to X this season including once in PEI in a league game.
7 PM Memorial (3-3) at Dalhousie (2-4): In the first meeting this season between these Baldwin division rivals, the Tigers look to stay hot after their nice showing last weekend at their Rod Shoveller tournament. The winner of this game moves into sole possession of second place with 8 points (Dal has a 4 point win to its credit while Memorial does not).

4 PM McGill (3-1) at Concordia (6-0): The Stingers have a quick turnaround after last night's thrilling win in front of 2,500 fans at Laval with the emerging Redmen. Concordia dominated McGill in the last game prior to the Christmas break and with a win the Stingers can take a two-game lead in the loss column over McGill and establish themselves as the clear favorites in Quebec. McGill's Paul Herra appears to be establishing himself as yet another top freshman in a season with as many solid first-year players as there has ever been coast-to-coast in the CIS.

OUA East

4 PM York (6-3) at RMC (1-8): The Lions hope to continue to get All-Canadian Tut Ruach (pictured) back into game shape in Kingston after last night's loss to Queen's while the Paladins hope to bounce back from their loss to Laurentian last night.
8 PM Ryerson (3-6) at #1 Carleton (9-0): With the way they shot the ball and defended inside, the Ravens were fortunate to come out of last night's game with a victory and will have to deal with more size as the Bakovic brothers visit the Raven's Nest. 6'7" Kevin McCleary made a brief appearance in last night's game in the first half but look for him to get more time tonight with a potentially more favorable matchup. Oz Jeanty epitomized Carleton's woes from downtown with a 2-11 effort last night but the Ravens got it done when it counted as Ryan Bell (pictured), Aaron Doornekamp and Rob Saunders all made big shots.

8 PM Toronto (4-5) at #5 Ottawa (8-1): With the size and strength of Blues 6'9" Mike Williams (pictured), Ottawa's post defence, which was thoroughly exploited down the stretch of last night's tight win against Ryerson, may be in for a tough evening again. Toronto's Dwayne Grant left last night's game with what appeared to be a right ankle sprain. Grant gave Ottawa's Josh Gibson-Bascombe fits last season with his tough on-the-ball "d". The Blues, who are getting more significant-time contributions from sophomores Nick Magalas and Nick Snow, need a victory to stay within striking distance of first place.
8 PM Laurentian (3-6) at Queen's (6-3): The Gaels come off a solid victory over York in which they again shot 50% from three point land and did a solid job defending. Laurentian looks to potentially leap over Ryerson for the sixth and final playoff spot in the OUA East with a victory.

OUA West
3 PM Western (4-4) at Guelph (4-4): The Gryphs welcome 6'4" Borko Popic (transfer Hawaii-Pacific) back to the lineup which should bolster their outside shooting, which has been inconsistent this season. Guelph also needs to tighten up defensively, historically a strength that recently has been a bit of an issue for coach Chris O'Rourke. The Mustangs finished the first half with an impressive road victory at York and with 6'3" Andrew Wedemire, have one of the division's top offensive threats.
4 PM McMaster (3-5) at Brock (5-3): The Marauders picked up a pair of new players for the second half, welcoming back veteran Toms Lokmanis, who should see significant minutes up front and bringing in freshman point guard Jermaine DeCosta, who should give fifth-year starting point Martin Ajayi the occasional rest. Veteran John Obrovac still is not fully healed from his foot injury that limited his time in the first half. Brock will rely on their tremendous three-point shooting and the play of All-Canadian candidate point guard Brad Rootes (pictured). The somewhat-undersized Badgers will have to find a way to deal with the scoring and rebounding of 6'8" Adam Steiner inside.
4 PM Windsor at Laurier: The Lancers need to establish winning ways on the road but the young Hawks play well at home. How Laurier's younger front line deals with the size, depth and strength of Windsor's big guys will go a long way in determining the outcome.
8 PM Lakehead at Waterloo: The second of two games at the Waterloo PAC this weekend as the Warriors look to get back to .500 and complete the sweep.

Canada West
9 PM Manitoba at Winnipeg Bisons look for the sweep after Issac Ansah's big game for Manitoba on Thursday night.
9:15 PM UBC at Simon Fraser UBC looks for the sweep
10 PM Alberta at Calgary The Bears look for the sweep
10 PM Lethbridge at Saskatchewan The Huskies try to stay closer to Alberta
11 PM Trinity Western at Victoria
11 PM Brandon at Thompson Rivers
11 PM Regina at UCFV

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